Re: Concrete Comedy: A Primer
from the index of Christian Norberg-Schulz, Intentions in Architecture (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1965):
Concretization: 64, 66, 68, 71, 77, 107, 157, 188
Since G.B. Piranesi died 9 November 1778, perhaps he died in the middle of the afternoon, like right around the time I received an email from Artforum informing me that response to "Concrete Comedy: A Primer" had been added to Talkback.
Anybody else here ever read Lequeu: An Architectural Enigma by Philippe Duboy?
"...with meticulous research to decipher the conundrumical nature of an eighteenth-centruy maverick artist whose drawings have established him variously as a visionary architect, forerunner of surrealism, and inventor of bad taste."
"He suggests that Duchamp and Raymond Roussel tampered with the Lequeu drawings to concoct a character and oeuvre even more involved than was previously thought possible."
["History is no mystery."]