"The other project was a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health as well as brevity. For it is plain that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lungs by corrosion; and consequently contributes to the shortening of our lives. An expedient was therefore offered, that since words are only names for things, it would be more convenient for all men to carry about them such things as were necessary to express the particular business they are to discourse on... It would serve as a universal language, to be understood in all civilised nations, whose goods and utensils are generally of the same kind, or nearly resembling, so that their uses might easily be comprehended." (J. Swift)
SPOTLIGHT: 3D Sculptures by Eyal Gever
Eyal Gever explores catastrophic events through his art. In his pieces known simply as Nuclear Bomb and Large Scale Smoke, he fabricates the fiery mushroom cloud that forms from an atomic explosion and the suffocating carbon and debris that billows from a volcanic eruption, respectively.
Vista posterior de la Rectoría con la Biblioteca Central en la distancia, Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM), México DF 1952
Arqs. Mario Pani y Enrique del Moral Rear view of the Rectory Building with the Central Library in the distance, UNAM, Mexico City 1952
Roberto Maestro, Antonello Nuzzo, Anna Olivetti Nuzzo, Gilberto Orioli, Silvia Paoli Maestro. Casabella 293 1964: 7