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    plattenbau rad: experience

    By I am a liberal
    Jun 24, '18 12:27 AM EST

    The experience – that was the word!  And it began to fall into place.  In fact, none of the great founded religions, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, none of them began with a philosophical framework or even a main idea.  They all began with an overwhelming new experience… - KAT

    In short, zonked out of their ever-loving gourds, man, and heading out toward…Edge City, absolutely, and we’re truly synched tonight. - KAT

    Even after breaking with idealism, [architecture] cannot do without speculation, which was exalted by idealism and tabooed with it – ND+

    This may help to explain why the presentation of [architecture] is not an external matter of indifference to it but immanent to its idea.  Its integral, nonconceptually mimetic moment of expression is objectified only by presentation in language.  The freedom of [architecture] is nothing but the capacity to lend a voice to its unfreedom.  Where the expressive moment and the duty of presentation are given up, [architecture] comes to resemble science. -ND+

    …No water spouts of Academie Francaise cherubim and water babies here, and no reverent toga-linen-flapping Gautama Buddha Orientals breathing out the spent Roquefort breath of spiritual detachment.  Instead, somehow they’re going to try it right down the main highway, eight lanes wide, heron-neck arc lamps rising up as far as the eye can see, and they will broadcast on all frequencies, waving American Flags, turning up the Day-Glo and the neon of 1960s electro-pastel America, wired up and amplified, 327,000 horsepower, a fantasy bus in a science-fiction movie, welcoming all on board, no matter how unbelievably Truck Stop Low Rent or raunchy – KAT




    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 10 thru 12  (KAT) - Dream Wars, The Unspoken Thing, The Bust

    The Speculative Moment, Presentation, (ND)




     
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