Swept by automobile
What was the effect of the World War II bombings for the European Cities, was for the American cities the invasion of auto mobile infrastructure.
The concept of “continuous ground”- the plateau where one can endlessly drift and experience the space as duration- is seriously challenged.
Tearing up the real space seems like preparing the ground for the post-modern fragmentation which pervades all the cultural landscapes.
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