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2004.04.14 14:29
Re: this from UCLA
It seems clear that what the Palestinian students are doing is reenactionary. Moreover, what are walls if not seminal architecturism? "architecturalizing reenactment" sounds like a synonym for mnemonics (especially as outlined by Quintilian--reference Frances A. Yates, The Art of Memory, page 3).

2004.04.14 17:18
Re: enactionary architecturism
Reenactionary appears to be a word I invented sometime in second half of 1999.
The first time I wrote the word architecturism was 30 January 2001 within personal notes, and the first time I wrote architecturism 'publicly was 28 October 2001 here at design-l. [Actually, the first time I wrote 'architecturism' publically was at Quondam 2001.07.31 with the feature 'Reenactionary architecturism' at wqc/reenactionary.]

2004.04.14 22:25
Re: "Revivalists..."
"Ludwig did not set out to copy the entire Palace of Versailles; in fact, he conceived Herrenchiemsee as something of a shell, in which only two rooms were of consequence--the State Bedroom and the Hall of Mirrors. He commissioned architect Georg Dollmann and, later, Julius Hofmann, to faithfully duplicate the center block and side wings, He eventually wished to include to longer auxiliary wings containing the chapel and court theater, but money ran short before these schemes could be executed. The king never intended that all the rooms should be completed: From the beginning, Herrenchiemsee was to be a set piece into which certain rooms were to be introduced. Their bare plaster walls, bricked up windows, and vaulted stone ceilings only served to fill out the space behind the palace's facade, providing an eerie contrast to the extravagant rooms of the piano nobile. By the fall of 1885, the palace was ready for a royal visit."
--Greg King, The Mad King: A Biography of Ludwig II of Bavaria, pp. 241-2
Earlier today, while driving to the local post office (which is within a large local shopping center, which years ago was the site of Heinz Manufacturing), I passed by what until a year or two ago was a K-Mart. For some reason the entrance to this place was wide open, and inside was an enormous, cavernous space. I thought to myself, "Gosh, the interiors of these stores are so ephemeral." Then I thought, might it not be interesting if homes were treated/designed like BIG BOX stores. Now, thinking of Herrenchiemsee, why can't all BIG BOXES look like Versailles on the outside and empty shells on the inside. Or, is that what is kind of already happening, and Ludwig was a "dreamer" just a head of his time.

2004.06.02 10:45
Re: Mystery Art Book
2000.05.31 journeys out of the body (into hyperspace?)
2000.10.07 non-Euclidian geometry
2000.10.10 Plea for Euclid - some comments

2004.06.24 07:10
None of this is nice or a good discourse. What exactly about architecture has been discussed here? Almost all of the above exemplifies pseudo-intellectualism as a superficial veil over what is really nothing more than an 'almost argument' over aesthetics.
Perhaps I'll someday compose a documentation on So-Called Architecturism.

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