Fox wrote this in 1851 on the occasion of the opening of Paxton’s Crystal Palace. He thus described the beginning of the amazing development from urban conservatories to the large department stores in the second half of the 19th century. … Weiterlesen
Because such a world believes itself to possess knowledge and truth – and will always try to enforce these to design society, or even the whole world, accordingly. The fully enlightened world does not tolerate secrets – and hence it … Weiterlesen
Goethe already stated that one could only see what one knows. This was further substantiated by the physicist Helmholtz around 1850, who was able to proof that the human eye could neither see right angles nor parallel lines. It is … Weiterlesen
Only fatalistic egocentricity wants to believe that what one perceives as I is really what the I is.
Fortunately, Heine did not live to experience other vehicles and airplanes that kill space. But, because we treat time and space as a whole, the impression of an acceleration of time intensifies.
Forests are complex. Something beautiful or scary may lurk and suddenly materialise behind shrubs or trees. There are no predefined paths, instead the ways through the forests are winding and, in a good sense, bewildering. One is confused and, when … Weiterlesen
The astronomer and women’s rights activist Maria Mitchell undoubtedly knew (also) from her own experience about the enormous obstacles that were and still are put in the way of active women today, but even more so in the 19th century … Weiterlesen
This describes precisely the principle of collage, the development of which the artist Max Ernst worked on intensely in collaboration with other Dada artists: everything was cut or torn apart and then analytically re-coordinated and reconfigured in totally new relationships … Weiterlesen
The proximity to cogito ergo sumus springs to mind, but the point is not that we are when somebody is thinking – what is needed is action in the form of rebellion because rebellion with the purpose of bringing about … Weiterlesen
This sounds very much like existentialism, but it actually mirrors normal life: very much alive, we wind ourselves through constantly impending disasters by a hair’s breadth.