LESS IS MORE

Archive/RSS/Ask/Submit

LESS IS MORE Ruined culture
aqqindex:

Ettore Sottsass and Aldo Cibic, Esprit Dusseldorf, 1985-1986

aqqindex:

Ettore Sottsass and Aldo Cibic, Esprit Dusseldorf, 1985-1986

Franz Kafka, fiction traveller. With him, from left to right: Albert Ehrenstein, Otto Pick, and Lise Weltsch, Vienna, 1913.

Franz Kafka, fiction traveller. With him, from left to right: Albert Ehrenstein, Otto Pick, and Lise Weltsch, Vienna, 1913.

Travel is useful, it exercises the imagination. All the rest is disappointment and fatigue. Our journey is entirely imaginary. That is its strength.

It goes from life to death. People, animals, cities, things, all are imagined. It’s a novel, just a fictitious narrative. Littré* says so, and he’s never wrong.

And besides, in the first place, anyone can do as much. You just have to close your eyes.

It’s on the other side of life.

Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Voyage au bout de la nuit, 1932.

Anne Lindberg, Taut green, thread and staples, 2014.

Aerial eye as “lumen divino”, from Agrippa von Nettesheim, De occulta philosophia, Cologne, 1533.

Aerial eye as “lumen divino”, from Agrippa von Nettesheim, De occulta philosophia, Cologne, 1533.

blnchr:

Angels RibeCan´t Go Home; No puc tornar a casa; No puedo volver a casa, 1977.

#Angels Ribe   #ribe   #home   #dwelling   #sphere   #bubble   #womb  
rudygodinez:

Andrei Tarkovsky, Film Still from “The Mirror”, (1975)
Tarkovsky spent ten years of his life making a movie about his childhood purely, some say, as an excuse to show the footage of this Soviet military balloon from the Spanish Civil War.

rudygodinez:

Andrei Tarkovsky, Film Still from “The Mirror”, (1975)

Tarkovsky spent ten years of his life making a movie about his childhood purely, some say, as an excuse to show the footage of this Soviet military balloon from the Spanish Civil War.

PRAUD, Busan Opera House, South Korea, 2011.

PRAUD, Busan Opera House, South Korea, 2011.

Can inflated concrete homes help solve the world's housing woes?→

Like us, one of the characters of this movie fell in love with the air (but in this case, in a creepy literal sense): Air Doll (2009), by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Like us, one of the characters of this movie fell in love with the air (but in this case, in a creepy literal sense): Air Doll (2009), by Hirokazu Kore-eda.

"El nuevo espíritu objetivo de Berlín se define como decididamente antirromántico, como movilidad frente a enraizamiento, frialdad contra calor, olvido frente al recuerdo, distracción contra la concentración, transparencia frente a lo impenetrable, claridad contra la oscuridad, lo inequívoco frente a lo que está entre dos luces.

Bertolt Brecht, la estrella de los escenarios, publica un Libro de lectura para los habitantes de la ciudad. Las «doctrinas del comportamiento de la fialdad», usando un giro de Helmut Lethen, se ofrecen en un nuevo espíritu social: mantén distancia, considera los alojamientos como provisionales, desconfía, ahorra tus palabras, no prometas nada, no te dejes atrapar, sé indolente, no dejes apagar el cigarrillo. «Siéntate en cualquier silla que encuentres, pero no te quedes sentado…» Y sobre todo y en todo momento: «Borra las huellas».”

Rüdiger Safranski, El Romanticismo. Una odisea del espíritu alemán, 2007.

Josephine Meckseper, Untitled (Berlin Demonstration Series 1), 2002.

Whitney Museum, New York.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Detail from The watering place, ca. 1763-1765.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Detail from The watering place, ca. 1763-1765.

rudygodinez:

Jean Prouve, Live-in Trailer, Developed Together with Pierre Jeanneret, (1939)

rudygodinez:

Jean Prouve, Live-in Trailer, Developed Together with Pierre Jeanneret, (1939)

Philippe Parreno, Speech bubbles, 1997 - ongoing.

Philippe Parreno, Speech bubbles, 1997 - ongoing.