J. J. P. Oud, Housing design for Blijdorp, Rotterdam, 1931.
Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel flying together, Madrid, 1923.
On the back, Buñuel copied some verses of Federico inspired by the occasion:
"la luna grande luce y rueda
por las altas nubes tranquilas…”
John Hejduk, Security, Oslo, 1989
Hans Bellmer, Bastille Corset, 1943.
In relation to this video.
"Alberti in Della tranquilittà dell’animo , reccomends that, to flee anxiety and pain, one devote oneself to mathematics or to architectural revery: “Sometimes I have designed and built finely proportioned buildings in my mind, arranging their orders and numerous columns with cornices and panels. And I have occupied myself with constructions of this kind until overcome by sleep”. Architecture restores peace to the soul.” Denis Hollier, Against Architecture. The Writings of Georges Bataille, Mit Press, 1992.
Photo: El ultimo grito, Imaginary architectures series, 2011.
Wolfgang Tillmans, Lux, 2009.
"To produce an unknown intensity against a backdrop of suffering, through the always improbable intersection of a formula and an instant: this was the century’s desire. Which explains why, despite its multifaceted cruelty, it managed –through its artists, scientists, militants and lovers–to be Action itself.
Alain Badiou, The Century, 2005.
Roof structure at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, near Brussels, 1875. Image reproduced in Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres III: Foam, plural spherology, 2004.