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Of Other Spaces : Utopias and Heterotopias

@inproceedings{Michel2003OfOS,
  title={Of Other Spaces : Utopias and Heterotopias},
  author={Michel},
  year={2003}
}
  • Michel
  • Published 2003
  • Art, History
As is well known, the great and obsessive dread of the nineteenth century was history, with its themes of development and stagnation, crisis and cycle, the accumulation of the past, the surplus of the dead and the world threatened by cooling. The nineteenth century found the quintessence of its mythological resources in the second law of thermodynamics. Our own era, on the other hand, seems to be that of space. We are in the age of the simultaneous, of juxtaposition, the near and the far, the… 

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