The moment the LRB podcast discussion about the novel Plastic Emotions mentioned Le Corbusier’s work in Chandigarh I was sold. Ordered a copy to find out more, but also hoping to learn a lot about the work of forgotten Sri Lankan architect Minnette de Silva. “For me the answer is to start with a seriesContinue reading ““Introducing small innovations that coax the individual towards a more harmonious way of living””
I was fascinated to read Benjamin Moser’s biography of Susan Sontag, particularly the chapters about staging Waiting for Godot during the siege of Sarajevo. “Perhaps I felt that the despair of Act I was enough for the Sarajevo audience, and I wanted to spare them a second time when Godot does not arrive.” The gorgeousContinue reading ““Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful.””
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