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Connecting by Marica Radojcic Presic

Connecting by Marica Radojcic Presic | VIM |

Connecting by Marica Radojcic, Cultural Center of Serbia, Paris, 2010


Wood is one of the oldest symbols of the layers of meaning developed throughout history: the habitat of local spirits, the axis of the universe, the tree of knowledge, the first symbol of sin and salvation, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the living symbol of the universe, the cosmic opposite wood, wood enlightenment, Buddha, mystical wood, sexual symbolism in psychoanalysis. Centuries developed symbolic tree resulted in the 20th century - in the tree of development of the theory of mathematics and computer science (computer organizes information in a conventional linear text structure tree is now replaced by a hyper-text, has a web page of the tree has a tree structure, the film is in the direction of the hype of the film ...).


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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | VIM |
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

The exhibition’s title – Grand Reductions – suggests a simple illustration’s power to encapsulate complex ideas. And for that reason the medium has always been suited to the city, an intricate organism that has been re-imagined (with satellite towns! in rural grids! in megaregions!) by generations of architects, planners and idealists.

In the urban context, diagrams can be powerful precisely because they make weighty questions of land use and design digestible in a single sweep of the eye. But as well-known plans, such as Le Corbusier’s, illustrates, they can also seductively oversimplify the problems of cities. These 10 diagrams have been tremendously influential – not always for the good...


View all the diagrams as well as their descriptions at the article link...

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Jay C. Estes's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:41 PM

Fascinating article.  I love planning history.