The Gap in the Map

It was late November of 1948 when the ceasefire lines between Israel and Jordan were drawn. Two military commanders, Moshe Dayan and Abdullah al-Tal had a map on their hands to delineate the line with two markers: one green, the other red. The lines that emerged from the markers were wide enough to make it […]

Posted at 6:13 pm on February 1, 2017 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Architecture, Books, cities, urbanism | Tagged: , , , , , | Continue reading

‘SAM,’ Stafford Beer [1968]

*** “Patterns—rigid or chaotic—are the stuff of the universe … Therefore of both art and artifacts … The rigid patterns do not change at all. Wallpaper patterns, the triangle of the Sistine Madonna, the proportions of the Parthenon, the shape of a fugue— of a ballade— are like the pattern of an engine, of a […]


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