Sunday, September 19, 2010

[ allegorical ] [ confounded ]


- a short moral story (often with animal characters)
- a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
- an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor .

+ "Allegories are not what we need now." (Manuel Gausa, the metapolis dictionary of advanced architecture)

+ "The allegory recover that which tends to die out. And the allegory acquires greater presence when a culture feels threatened, when a civilization is transformed and when certain historical forms fade. The allegory expresses the lament - the nostalgia - for this loss and has come to produce a whole series of aesthetic strategies which slow that loss or which, at the very least, maintain alive and present in another form that which, or the image of that which, is being lost." (DELCAN, Juan, "Arquitectura en la era de la electronica, "BAU016, 1997.)


- bewildered; confused; perplexed.

reading: Robert Smithson: The collected Writings

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