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J. V. Foix

Words and Bricks or Each to His Own

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Quaderns Crema

January 1995

104 pages

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Original Title: Mots i maons o cascú el seu

Architecture, and its relationship to town planning, religion or politics forms the crux of each of the articles that make up Words and Bricks or Each to His Own. Most of them came out in La Publicitat between 1933 and 1936 and display the intellectually privileged, globalising optics through which J.V. Foix viewed the arts. Thus, he can be seen to be interested in the aesthetic principles that govern architecture, as well as poetry, which leads him to exclaim: “Saving bricks or words is the noblest and most austere trick of the builder and the poet.” The incisive, polemical character of these texts, and the surprising actuality they distil, justify the publication of this new edition. It has been revised and corrected in accordance with the author’s original drafts.

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