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    plattenbau rad: analogical

    By I am a liberal
    Apr 7, '18 8:02 PM EST

    And you don’t even know, bub….with these drugs your perception is altered enough that you find yourself looking out of completely strange eyeholes.  All of us have a great deal of our minds locked shut.  We’re shut off from our own world.  And these drugs seem to be the key to open these locked doors….   


    – Tom Wolfe – The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    Necessity compels [architecture] to operate with concepts, but this necessity must not be turned into the virtue of their priority

    – Theodor W. Adorno [modified]

    “Analogical” thought is sensed yet unreal, imagined yet silent; it is not a discourse but rather a meditation on themes of the past, an interior monologue.  Logical thought is “thinking in words.”  Analogical thought is archaic, unexpressed, and practically inexpressible in words.

    – Carl Jung via Aldo Rossi’s ‘An Analogical Architecture’

    [Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban/National Assembly Building of Bangladesh - Louis Kahn]

    the yada yada:

    For each chapter of Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (KAT) a few paragraphs form Theodor W. Adorno's Negative Dialectics (ND) will be ripped off and modified.

    Chapters 3 thru 6  (KAT) - The Electric Suit, What Do You Think of My Buddha?, The Rusky-Dusky Neon Dust, The Bus

    Disenchantment of the Concept(ND)


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