“A phalanstère was a type of building designed for an utopian community and developed in the early 19th century by Charles Fourier. Based on the idea of a phalanx, this self-contained community ideally consisted of 1500-1600 people working together for mutual benefit. Though Fourier published several journals in Paris, among them La Phalanstère, he created no phalanstères in Europe due to a lack of financial support. Several so-called colonies were founded in the United States of America by Albert Brisbane and Horace Greeley. Fourier believed that the traditional house was a place of exile and oppression of women. He believed gender roles could progress by shaping them within community, more than by pursuits of sexual freedom or other Simonian concepts.”
Deß weitberümbten Mathematici und Ingenieurs Perspectivaby Samuel Marolois (1629)
The Ferris Wheel at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris
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Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England
Splendidly beautiful house, with a royal history, and certainly one I would delight to live in if but for a day, evening and night. Miss Folly
MANHATTAN one day I will see you
This image shows the rooms that were the elegant Detroit executive offices of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, in the 1910s and 1920s. The wood paneling has lost its luster, and a lush carpet of brilliant green moss now covers the floor. The decrepit state of Ford’s office - a contemporary ruin of a glorious, not too distant past - becomes a metaphor not only for the fate of the automobile industry or of this once wealthy and important Midwestern city, but also for the deindustrialization of America.
1917 Chart of Architectural Terms
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel - Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine, 1806-1808
New York, 3rd Avenue, 1937
[From the Réunion des Musées Nationaux]
Istanbul photographed by Tolga Türk