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DIAMONDS / APPARATUS / ATLAS
Rhythm. // 10. While cruising on the Aegean Sea, Le Corbusier glanced at Hozoviotissa monastery, built on a rock on the island of Amorgos. In 1956 he envisioned La Tourette’s elevation in accordance to the Aegean Monastery.
Magical Realism. // 22. Walter Murch cuts film to connect scenes using his Rule of Six ‘don’t ever give up emotion before a story. Don’t give up story before rhythm, don’t give up rhythm before eye-trace, don’t give up eye-trace before planarity, and don’t give up planarity before spatial continuity’.
Authenticity. Authorship. // 34. When Mies Van de Rohe designed the Barcelona Pavilion for the 1929 E.X.P.O. he had no idea that 56 years later it would be rebuilt and would become one of modernism’s most authentic copies.
Destruction. Reborn. // 46. At 1:23:04 am on April 25, 1986 during a test experiment the EPS-5 button was pressed in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, leading to a nuclear explosion which, to present day, remains the most catastrophic accident in the history of humanity.
The Distortion of Perspective.// 59. Zaha defies convention by forcing the ground to distort itself to her own gravity in ‘The World’
Death.// In Joseph Campbell writing The Hero’s Journey, the hero enters a central space in the Special World and confronts death or faces his or her greatest fear. Out of the moment of death comes a new life.
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