a deliberate deterritorialization
...an over-riding interest in things that are incomplete... ...displays as fragments or even non-sequiturs. There is also the idea of mixing up the collection...
Developing a thesis (and metathesis?) - brainstorming help!
I'd say a de-territorialized critic is even more dangerous.
Had Poleni's reflections been developed into a detailed study and published, they would have had a significant influence on Italian architectural theory. However, he never wrote such a study, because Maffei preferred another tactic in defending himself against Lucchesi. After reading and re-reading his book, he wrote to Poleni,
Observed together the Prima Parte [di Architetture e Prospettive] and the Carceri manifest a double theater where the first "play" is inversely reflected in the second "play". (Note too that the second...)2
He imagined there [in the Carceri] an architecture even more than that of the Prima Parte, although based entirely on walls and arches.3
I hope they indeed do a proper archaeological dig [at the Morris House site], and I wouldn't mind if the new  pavilion was delayed for a long, long time. This all makes me wonder if a number of historic sites in downtown Philadelphia would be better as archaeological digs/sites rather than sites of 'preservation'.4
All that survives of the President's House at Sixth and Market Streets are its 18th-century foundations, discovered during an archaeological dig that began in March. Once the old stones yield their secrets, they are meant to be preserved with dirt, and a memorial built above.
D. Diederichsen's review of Mike Kelley's (forthcoming) Foul Perfection in Artforum January 2003 contains a poignant Kelley quotation:
1. Lola Kantor-Kazovsky, Piranesi as interpreter of Roman architecture and the origins of his intellectual world (Leo S. Olschki Editori, 2006), p. 240.
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