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Curiouser & Curiouser
本雅明

迷宫是犹豫者之家。

— 11 months ago
The dramatic imagination

Edmond Jones, Robert

Plato says somewhere, “It is beauty I seek, not beautiful things.” p40

There is no such thing as a symbolic chair. A chair is a chair. p42

The actors must be transparent to it. They may not exhibit. Their task is to reveal. p46

Of all people in the world, Sir Philip Sidney said, poets are the least liars. Poes are reporters. They set down what they see. p70

He is an artist of occasions. p124

…be bored like everyone else in the world. 162

Put out the light and then-put out the light!
-shakespeare

The artist… will give us the gloom of gloom,  and the sunshine of sunshine.
-Emerson p200

The reason we have had realistic stage “sets” for so long is that few of the  dramas of our time have been vital enough to be able to dispense with them.

— 12 months ago
#drama 
“All the objects I have designed are ‘functional’. They can always be of use. What matters is that the one who uses them must be able to use them. (…) Everyone has different ‘function’ or necessities. (…) Maybe a young man wants to put his rolls in a container, whereas a young woman wants to put all her books there. I don’t know. There is no generic function. Function is life. I cannot foresee function. The furniture I have designed has always been functional. However, one needs to know what it is for.”
see also:
http://www.zwbk.org/MyLemmaShow.aspx?lid=107534

“All the objects I have designed are ‘functional’. They can always be of use. What matters is that the one who uses them must be able to use them. (…) Everyone has different ‘function’ or necessities. (…) Maybe a young man wants to put his rolls in a container, whereas a young woman wants to put all her books there. I don’t know. There is no generic function. Function is life. I cannot foresee function. The furniture I have designed has always been functional. However, one needs to know what it is for.”

see also:

http://www.zwbk.org/MyLemmaShow.aspx?lid=107534

— 1 year ago
#function  #object