A Landscape of Events (Writing Architecture) by Paul Virilio

By Paul Virilio

Advent via Bernard Tschumi In A panorama of occasions, the prestigious French architect, city planner, and thinker Paul Virilio specializes in the cultural chaos of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. It used to be a time, he writes, that mirrored the "cruelty of an epoch, the hills and dales of everyday life, the standard clumps of behavior and commonplaces."Urban disorientation, the machines of struggle, and the acceleration of occasions in modern lifestyles are Virilio's ongoing issues. He explores them in occasions starting from media assurance of the Gulf battle to city rioting and lawlessness. a few will see Virilio as a pessimist discouraged through "the acceleration of the truth of time," whereas others will locate his recording of "atypical occasions" to be clairvoyant.

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Whence also the importance of strictly limiting operations to a minuscule area and to the shortest possible time, so short that the most watchful observers (journalists and others) would never see a thing! Whence also the urgency of drastically framing images as “consumer” information, which, if we are not careful, will soon impose the gradual militarization not only of scientific knowledge, which has already happened with the flourishing of the military-industrial complex, but of the very sources of general information.

As for the speeches booming from the Reichstag, we already knew them through Charlie Chaplin’s parodies . . No, what really thrilled us was to see the vehicles, the women’s frocks and evening attire, the hats of the officials, transformed before our very eyes. Also the mutation of the buildings as the twenties unfolded, the slow-motion sequences and the coming of sound to film . . We looked on all this as a traveling shot forty years long. As in a slow-motion film in which you see plants growing, buds developing, flowers unfolding, and petals falling, we could feel Hitler growing beneath the Kronprinz and the stratospheric rockets flying off beneath Georges Guynemer’s plane.

No, what really thrilled us was to see the vehicles, the women’s frocks and evening attire, the hats of the officials, transformed before our very eyes. Also the mutation of the buildings as the twenties unfolded, the slow-motion sequences and the coming of sound to film . . We looked on all this as a traveling shot forty years long. As in a slow-motion film in which you see plants growing, buds developing, flowers unfolding, and petals falling, we could feel Hitler growing beneath the Kronprinz and the stratospheric rockets flying off beneath Georges Guynemer’s plane.

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