Sunday, October 16, 2011
post-moderism yet again
"post-modernism preoccupation with simulation, fantasy, irony, contradiction, vague historical reference, boundary warping, and lack of guiding principles will not last long, simply because 'postmodern' style attempts to 'deconstruct' or make a mockery of all former, form-giving influence and assumptions. It has given up seeking an underlying 'truth'. I argue, however, that an underlying truth is rapidly revealing itself to us in the birth of the notion of sustainability, however 'trendy' the world has become. A need to put flesh [in the form of physical landscapes] on the skeletal philosophy of sustainability has become too powerful to resist" - Robert Thayer, Gray World, Green Heat 1994.