mercoledì 27 maggio 2009

Make no small Plan


"(...) When the Plan of Chicago was made public, in 1909, it was published in a hundred-and-fifty-page book. Along with Burnham’s maps and plans, the book contained a series of stunning watercolors by Jules Guerin. Soft, hazy, and alluring, the pictures romanticized the immense metropolis, making it look like the seat of an empire. (...)

Se un giorno troverò il tempo di rioccuparmi in modo serio degli Stati Uniti, penso che inizierò da queste storie.

Toddlin’ Town, di Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker, 9 Marzo 2009.

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