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FOUR TROUBLE |N UTOP═A The culture of the twentieth century is littered with
Utopian schemes. That none of them succeeded, we take for granted; in fact, we
have got so used to accepting the failure of Utopia that we find it hard to ...
And why should Mondrian's last paintings still move us, whereas the Utopian city
plans of architects do not? Partly, no doubt, because the space of art is the ideal
one of fiction. In it, things are not used and they never decay; one cannot walk in
Unless such schemes come to fruition, we are left with the ruins of Utopia; and of
those ruins, the Paestum is situated in South America. Only one city in the West
has ever been built from scratch along the strict, Corbusian schema of Utopian ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review