Submitted by Myriam Mahiques

Personalization of the sick city of London in Daniel Defoe’s words

Architecture News - Mar 19, 2010 - 17:13   4094 views

The text I reproduce, is Defoe’s reflection of how he feels or understands the city. Here, we see the personalization he makes of it, London is a suffering haptic city, it  has a face, composed by all the faces of the citizens that express the anguish, that is also shown in the public buildings, in the closed houses. There is no way we can imagine the sick physical city separated from its inhabitants.