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[ Light :: Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA :: Louis Kahn ]
"...Light is really the source of all being.... [A]ll material in nature, the mountains and the streams and the air and we, are made of Light which has been spent, and this crumpled mass called material casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light."(Lobell, p.22)
Notes: I thought about trimming this picture to remove the material at each side, to give the illusion that my picture was a direct photograph of Kahn's Salk Institute for Biological Studies (1959-66, La Jolla, California), and not a picture of a picture in a [House and Garden, ca. 1990] magazine. But I decided against this, on principle of truthfulness, and also because I like what looks somewhat like a Torah scroll roll at left side, and a piece of a Clyfford Still painting at right side.
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The city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life....
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The measure of the greatness of a place to live must come from the character of its institutions, sanctioned by their sensitivity to desire for new agreement, not by need, because need comes from what already is. Desire is the thing not made, the roots of the will to live. (--Lobell, pp.44-5)
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Revisit The Tower of Babel.
Learn about: "Transparent Factory" (Volkswagen, Germany, 2003)....
Visit Louis Kahn's student, Mario Botta's website.
Visit John Lobell's website.
[ Learn about VW's 'Transparent Factory'! ]

Read  Edmund Husserl's lecture: Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity (1935).
Q:  Is the adventure of Universalizing, emancipatory Culture ["Modernity" as it arose in the West...] over? [ ]

[ For the 21st century: Slow food! Slow reflection on all the fast things us running around! ]Leisure is the basis of culture.  
[ Leisure: Luxe, calme et volupte is the basis of culture! ] [ ]
Do you... Do I... Do we live in a cosmos?
Learn to eat well, enjoy and stay thin (the classic French café).
  [ Have a leisured lunch at a French cafe! ] [ Have a leisured lunch at a French cafe! ]
See early winter late afternoon light (Chappaqua, NY. 29Dec02).
Regress to Postmodernism.
Return/regress to transparency's antithesis: sentimentality.
Return to childrearing: The civilizing process.
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Return  to The Crown and the Cross (Essay on transparency and light).
Return to dissertation bibliography.
Return to Essays page:  -Image of an image.
-Universal culture.
Return to Quotes I like page.
[ Work with Robert Musil's 'Man Without Qualities' in an engineering office! ]
Learn  about my introduction to the history of art as a Yale freshman (Abbot Suger and the cathedral of St. Denis).
  ·  Contrast: my Ed.D. dissertation process.
Go/Return  to architecture designs I did in 1981 Harvard Career Discovery Program (HCDP).
Return  to Why I (BMcC) was deemed unfit to be trained as an architect by Yale University.
Visit  garden I designed for front yard of my home, inspired by Ise "Wedded rocks" (1996?).

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Each person needs to be a peer member of a world, a family and a community: cosmos, oikos and polis.
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