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From ‘Mon Oncle’ (1958) by Jacques Tati.
Monsieur Hulot lives in the old neighborhood, at the top of a building where you can see the phases of construction over time, dependent on needs and means. The old neighborhood is disheveled, though not messy. The modern cars, and their regimented driving patterns, that we see in the modern part of town are nowhere around. Rather, folks still rely on rickety old carts. Fences and brick walls have come down, have been rebuilt, and are coming down again.
Bernard Tschumi, ‘Advertisements for Architecture’ (1976-1977)
Several early theoretical texts were illustrated with Advertisements for Architecture, a series of postcard-sized juxtapositions of words and images. Each was a manifesto of sorts, confronting the dissociation between the immediacy of spatial experience and the analytical definition of theoretical concepts. The function of the Advertisements —reproduced again and again, as opposed to the single architectural piece—was to trigger desire for something beyond the page itself.