Nostalgia of the Infinite

A few weeks ago I wrote about Leon Krier’s auditorium at the University of Miami. Yesterday I came across a painting by Giorgio de Chirico, The Nostalgia of the Infinite, painted in 1912-13. I was struck by the similarity to several towers that Krier has designed, the same classical references, the same evocative mood. Indeed, “nostalgia for the infinite” is not a bad capsule characterization of Krier’s architecture, which seems to long for—not so much another time—as another place.


De Chirico

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