Glass Architecture (again!) by Paul Scheerbart

Image

 

So good it deserves a new post and quote: 

102 – The transformation of the Earths Surface

pg 71 – So many ideas constantly sound to us like a fairytale, when they are not really fantastic or utopian at all. 80 years  ago, the steam railway came, and undeniably transformed the face of the earth. From what has been said so far the earths surface will once again be transformed, this time by glass architecture. if it comes, a metamorphisis will occur. 

 

The present brick ‘culture’ of the city, which we all deplore, is due to the railway. Glass architecture will only come if the city as we know it goes. It is completely clear to all those who care about the future of our civilisation that this dissolution must take place. To labor the point is useless

 

pg 74 , 111- glass culture

After all the above, we can indeed speak of a glass culture. The new glass environment will completely transform mankind, and its remains only to wish that the new glass culture will not find too many opponents. It is to be hoped, in fact, that glass culture will have ever fewer opponents; to cling to the old is many matters a good thing in this way at any rate the old is preserved. We, too , want to cling to the old – the pyramids of ancient Egypt should most certainly not be abolished. But we also want to the new all the resources at our disposal; more power to them!

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: