Re: Re: Pedestrain Shortcuts
ctesiphon, are you thinking of the passage Georges Perec wrote on “The Town”?
That’s it exactly! Especially this bit: That doesn’t mean you start to inhabit it.
I’ve mentioned GP here a few times, but I never miss a chance to give him another plug. ‘Species of Spaces and Other Pieces’ – widely available in Penguin paperback – is my favourite book on cities/spaces/environment. It’s not directly about them in an academic sense; more obliquely so, and all the better for it. Should be on everyone’s Christmas list.:) The bit titled ‘Species of Spaces’ particularly should be on every architect and planner’s reading list.