Marienbad: the refineries
Given a circumscribed rectangle, two fashion models transform to one mathematical model. It is seen to be general.
Give me a fulcrum and I will move the world
Le Corbusier complained that when people moved into his architecture they spoiled the geometry.
“At present these opinions, being newly aroused, have a dreamlike quality”
Socrates on an educed idea, the idea of the diagonal. Meno 85d, trans. W. K.. C. Guthrie.
Laying hands on a circle and a quadrant, he brings them into alignment with his eyes. It is as if he is working with a pair of instruments for guiding light. What he holds he sees through and into and with.
Slightly eccentric with respect to each other, a body formed of metal and idea and a body formed of flesh and sense have approached, for an instant, and been held steady, for an instant, in a touch. For an instant, they have become a coupled form imposing an ordinance of light which they obey.
Source: Louis Van Oeyen, “Champion Jack Johnson at wheel of his 90 horse power Thomas Flyer,” September 6, 1910. Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2011649816/. Image cropped and post-processed to restore contrast.
Q.E.D.: Darwin is to biology as Euclid is to mathematics
Curve and idea