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Sorry for the abrupt change in attitude, but I have my own well being to take care of before anything else. By the way, I never liked being referred to as Steven--it's not my name and it never has been. Otherwise, the notion of "an entire school of [failed?] thought" is stillborn, rather than being something within the evolutionary continuum of architectural design. You're not being too clear yourself. Yes, I'm aware of the literature being cited here, but none of that is the architecture. So here's what I think of you: big copycat designer that thinks he knows a whole bunch and is frustrated by my being here. I agree with your views of Adaptation, and the brief overlap with being John Malkovich further adds to the folding. being John Malkovich might also be regarded as a film that folds, (actually, I see a comparability between Adaptation and Saving Grace--orchids, desperation and drugs--but Saving Grace is more of an unfolding that doesn't fold back in on itself until the very end), but there is another structural element within Adaptation that needs addressing, namely it's continual use of [the] double theater--the two brothers, the book and the screenplay, the two lives of the author: Susan and Suzie Q., and the overall blurring of the real and the virtual. You're right, you don't know how tongue in cheek I was being because, in reality, only I know that. About five years ago, while I was heavily doing research regarding (the theory of) chronosomatics, I came to the conclusion that touch is the first sense to have come into being, and that touch/contact was/is indeed the medium by which “life” itself began. Animate life began when the contact between the soft and the hard actually became a bond, and, thus too, the sense of touch came into being. Men, on the other hand, very much do not have that “built-in” protectiveness, hence men make great displays about forever being on the defensive, and indeed it is almost exclusively men that have continually created our planet’s foremost industry, if only to create that protective shell that their sex was not born with--the age old military apparatus: shields, armor, war ships, submarines, tanks, stealth bomber, etc. are all “man”-made protective shells. I see AZP unwittingly practicing irony, however, in that he is being reenactionary without his really knowing it. What I like most about memory (i.e., remembering, being reminded of) is that it is a seminal manifestation of reenactment. I remember back in school where there had to be a reason for one's design, and the worst thing possible to be criticized for was for being arbitrary. I more or less had to comply then, but I know better now--for example, I venture to guess that most architectural clients are almost fully arbitrary, as is almost all of the architecture being built today--how else would you explain the way things really look out there. There really are no statutes of architectural design, except for building codes, and even they are not beyond being side-stepped, and there certainly is no definitive common ground as to what is good design and what good design isn't. That is having something to say (i.e., actually doing the writing) and being persistent at doing the writing. Yeah, that's being a writer, and thus being a writer also requires a lot of time. In a very nice way, Hal Guida is also responsible for Victor's building being turned around. I'd also do a lot more research before making claims about Constantine's Constantinople being "inclusive/socioeconomically and culturally varied." It's on record that, coinciding with the time Constantinople was being built, Constantine began outlawing certain pagan sects/cults, especially those where the priesthoods engaged in homosexual practices. Granted, their choice was to remain virgins, as opposed to being told who they had to marry, but a choice women never even had before, nonetheless. I right away get the feeling that I would be quickly bored being there. being at the building outside during the day was not too exciting, except for the flocks of sea gulls that occasionally attacked someone else's unattended lunch. It's now kind of amazing to notice how much Shira and Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City actually resemble each other, as if Shira were Carrie's older brunette sister or something, like being attractive, bright, witty, sexy and always very well dressed ran in the family. The kicky part about Helena being Julian's great grandmother is that the first wife of Julian's grandfather, Constantius I, is Julian's great grandmother Helena and then the second wife of Constantius I is Julian's grandmother Theodora. "That kicky little building, which is scheduled for demolition starting on Monday, was often criticized because it was seen as being too modern and disrespectful of Independence Hall." Gnomes with pointy hats may have a iconographic communicative relationship with a group of high pitched roof buildings, but are these buildings really organized like gnomes apart from being randomly scattered like the gnomes in the picture? I think that's discussed in On being Blue by Gass. "Hey, how come no one told me that being black was gonna be the next big thing?!?" Venturi may too have been inspired by the contemporary architecture being built in Rome while he was at the American Academy in the early 1950s. Hey, did you hear about the new toilet room theme park that's being designed? Coincidently, the end of 328 and the beginning of 329 is exactly when coins depicting Helena Augusta stopped being issued. In reading your first post here, I was reminded of being in a local 1960s RC church for the first time a few years ago. I more like the notion of being bad in architecture. being avant-garde is fucking great because it isn't fucking mediocrity. I've always been curious if being a Roman emperor automatically meant that you were the wealthiest land owner in/of the Empire as well. "The Lateran basilica, being smaller than St. Peter’s, might well have been built and finished within five or six years." I'm not sure of the date of this text, but I vaguely remember it being before World War II. If you would read A Quondam Banquet of Virtual Sachlichkeit: Part I and A Quondam Banquet of Virtual Sachlichkeit: Part II you would see that a whole bunch has already been said/written within the realm of architectural criticism about the built environment that you say is being ignored. Well, now I know, being dead's a bitch. I mean, is the only thing better than knowing a precog actually being a precog? And how about telling Enrique about my mother's experiences of being bombed in Munich during WWII and then seeing him write about how someone who personally experienced WWII bombings in Germany was at his final review and how that made Enrique realize, for the first time it seems, how his project might touch on personal lives. I mean, art can do something for me without it being life changing. The spirit of Ambrose and Helena is certainly present in Olney, Philadelphia, with St. Helena Parish being Ambrose's neighboring parish in Olney. I see your Cyril of Jerusalem: bishop and city is presently being processed at my local university library. "His catechetical lectures were delivered for several years--those to the illuminandi, or candidates for baptism, taking place in Constantine's basilica of the Holy Cross, usually called the Martyrion, and those to the newly-baptized being given during Easter week in the circular Anastasis or church of the Resurrection." Read (the reality of being) sleepless in Brussels (pp.91-92 of QBVS1, and then think a little about reenactionary architecturism.




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