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WIT William Irwin thompson surfaces! on New Orleans!

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  • moshido
    This Time, Let s Build a New Venice and Not Another New Orleans © William Irwin Thompson September 2, 2005 A new and architecturally more beautiful London
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 1, 2005
      This Time, Let's Build a New Venice and Not Another New Orleans


      © William Irwin Thompson

      September 2, 2005



      A new and architecturally more beautiful London rose on the
      ashes of the Great Fire of 1666, and this allowed the genius of Wren
      and Hawksmoor to shine forth in stone, brighter in its human spirit
      than the flames of destruction that consumed the old Tudor wooden
      edifices. So let us imagine a truly "New" Orleans in which Cajun
      gondolas and Creole vaporettos, aloud with Dixieland and Zydeco, glide
      past buildings on high concrete foundations and decorated with
      balconies of iron with lace filigree. John Todd,


      http://www.williamirwinthompson.org/pages/4/
    • George Kosmides
      Thanks for sending this. I was not sure what he had been doing over the years. He s a remarkable cultural historian and his Passages About Earth gave great
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 2, 2005
        Thanks for sending this. I was not sure what he had been doing over the
        years. He's a remarkable cultural historian and his "Passages About Earth"
        gave great perspective on Paolo, John Todd, Ivan Illich, Yeats, etc back in
        the 70's. It was out of print but now is published with his great At The
        Edge of History as one volume. As someone in an Amazon review said "an
        intellectual feast".

        -George

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        Of moshido
        Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 6:09 PM
        To: arcology@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [arcology] WIT William Irwin thompson surfaces! on New Orleans!

        This Time, Let's Build a New Venice and Not Another New Orleans


        C William Irwin Thompson

        September 2, 2005



        A new and architecturally more beautiful London rose on the
        ashes of the Great Fire of 1666, and this allowed the genius of Wren
        and Hawksmoor to shine forth in stone, brighter in its human spirit
        than the flames of destruction that consumed the old Tudor wooden
        edifices. So let us imagine a truly "New" Orleans in which Cajun
        gondolas and Creole vaporettos, aloud with Dixieland and Zydeco, glide
        past buildings on high concrete foundations and decorated with
        balconies of iron with lace filigree. John Todd,


        http://www.williamirwinthompson.org/pages/4/






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