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Are we there yet?


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D’Arcy Wenthworth Thompson, On Growth And Form, 1917

“The finest work of literature in all the annals of science that have been recorded in the English tongue” as described by the novelist Peter Medawar, is really just all preface from beginning to the end- a preface to allometry. The “On Growth and Form” shook the scientific explanation of  morphogenesis despite the fact that it does not really include a single unifying thesis. Nor does the visual thinker- Sir D’arcy Thompson- attempt to establish a resulting relationship between the forms seen in biology and forms based on physics.

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Are we human?


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In order to unravel the main arguments demonstrated in the writing of Bernard Rudofsky, it is essential to understand author’s background and previous work. Rudofsky was most influential for organizing a series of controversial MOMA exhibits in the second half of the 20th century. Nowadays he is remembered for numerous urbane books that provide relevant design insight that is concealed in entertaining and subversive sarcasm. The text in its undertone could be related to his famous work in MOMA: Architecture without Architects, where he states that “Architectural History , as written and taught in the Western World , has never been concerned with more than a few select cultures. “. Read More »

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