A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

Architecture

The forms of architecture.

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Roads not buildings.

“The road is our major architectural form.”

Me (May, 2011, age 58).  Forming and reforming.

Roads, McLuhan is saying, not buildings drive our cities to be what they are.  They form them.

Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading:

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 132.

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Michael Hinton Saturday, May 28th, 2011
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