Author Archive for: ‘Mark Steven’

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille: Political Antiquity in Classical Hollywood

Since Hegel, architecture has been understood in dialectical conjunction with its human antipode, the illusive world spirit. Here the philosopher speculates with reference to Ancient Egypt: “whole nations have been able to express their religion and their deepest needs no otherwise than by building, or at least in the main in some constructional way.” [1] The pyramids and the sphinx …

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