Thursday, November 16, 2006

IVAN CHTCHEGLOV - Formulary for a New Urbanism

We are bored in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun. Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup. That’s lost. We know how to read every promise in faces — the latest stage of morphology. The poetry of the billboards lasted twenty years. We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to still discover mysteries on the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry:

Showerbath of the Patriarchs

Meat Cutting Machines 

Notre Dame Zoo 

Sports Pharmacy 

Martyrs Provisions 

Translucent Concrete 

Golden Touch Sawmill 

Center for Functional Recuperation 

Saint Anne Ambulance 

Café Fifth Avenue 

Prolonged Volunteers Street 

Family Boarding House in the Garden 

Hotel of Strangers 

Wild Street

And the swimming pool on the Street of Little Girls. And the police station on Rendezvous Street. The medical-surgical clinic and the free placement center on the Quai des Orfèvres. The artificial flowers on Sun Street. The Castle Cellars Hotel, the Ocean Bar and the Coming and Going Café. The Hotel of the Epoch.more....


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