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Category Archives: Architecture

A Museum of Intolerance in Jerusalem

An excellent address by Saree Makdisi who was in Australia recently as the 2009 recipient of the Adelaide-based Edward Said Memorial Lecture (there is also a US-based Edward Said Memorial … Continue reading

15 October, 2009 · 2 Comments

If music be the food of love

… play on, as Shakespeare has said. I’m also reminded of that other wonderful quote that architecture is frozen music (Goethe), which is probably more apt for this image (over … Continue reading

7 August, 2008 · 11 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"