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Frederick Fisher-clip_2666
Fisher emphasizes the cosmological content of the microcosm, how architectural microcosms can respond to the questions “Where...

Frederick Fisher-clip_2666

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October 24, 1979 |

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Fisher emphasizes the cosmological content of the microcosm, how architectural microcosms can respond to the questions “Where are we?” and “What time is it?” He illustrates this with a discussion of his Solar crematory project, a project for a bath in the desert, and a project for an underground observatory, prompted by an invitation for conceptual ideas for urban open space by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Fisher underscores the difficulty of aligning “gross and immobile” architecture to astronomical events by reference to the shifting alignment of the Temple complex at Luxor. He describes his project for a hotel near Machu Picchu.