Thinking about Hong Kong...
Here's a rare colour photograph of this marvelous, infinite, impossible and yet so real city in the 1950s by Fan Ho—probably the greatest among its photographers.
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Fan Ho's portraits of Hong Kong did not only document a fascinating urban reality, but it created a way of seeing, it shaped our spatial imagination, contributing incalculably to the perception of our own cities
But, of course, he was a master of photography tout court. His geometries still teach us how to school our gaze, to decentre oneself in order to see the patterns below the surface of things
À propos ancient Martian architecture... 'Stone Architecture on Mars, Demonstrating Mars' two-thirds less gravity than Earth's' (1956) by Chesley Bonestell [Published in: Ley & Von Braun's 'The Exploration of Mars', 1956, p. 66, as plate x]
Martian architecture and costume designs from 'Aelita' (Russian: Аэли́та) aka 'Aelita: Queen of Mars' (1924) a silent science-fiction film directed by Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov and based on the homonymous novel by Alexei Tolstoy
Soviet Constructivism: The model for Aelita's Martian city