2013-04-03

Fishbowl Transparency


To see always involves to be seen. Even for those who believe that they see and are not seen. The glass curtain wall -- one of the bigger myths of modern architecture -- is nothing but a sublimated form of the medieval fortification.

Image after Julius Shulman's Stahl House (Case Study House #22, 1960) [fu/fd] and Sebastião Salgado's Coal Mining, Dhanbad, Bihar, India (1989) [fu/fd].