[ by Charles Cameron — architectural history as a question in philosophy — Palmyra ]
A jailed activist’s 3-D models could save Syria’s history from ISIS https://t.co/4YjbSuaOwB pic.twitter.com/K8daGICoUW
— WIRED (@WIRED) October 21, 2015
#Getty Research Institute Acquires 150-Year-Old Photographs of #Palmyra and Beirut http://t.co/wuRsA5VfZZ
— Mariam (@Mariamirani) October 13, 2015
I’ll admit my preference for “past” — but is it just “the patina of antiquity”I’m appreciating?
What building from the first decades of this millennium might people think worth preserving — or destroying — a thousand years hence?
And what if the present should arise and fade, unaided?