Some places in the world possess a specific luxuriance, a sort of privilege. They enshroud unexpected cracks, interstices, hidden openings which are concealed behind episodes of admitted beauty, precious thresholds leading to metaphysical and metahistorical meanings of the form. Thus, the desert in Jordan is a metaphor for that crossing which can make us distinguish the most radical aesthetic conditions of living. Cities, slowly germinated and scattered in the desert, are bulwarks of melancholic hope, pointing out at the supremacy of artifice on the natural destiny of places. The architectures, above all those in the archaeological structures of Petra and Jerash, still allow to carry on a debate on the border between time and space, for they are archetypes of an immutable form which includes and emanates eternal values which can still guide the discourse on the transformation of places.
|Numero di pagine||184|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|