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In the last few years, ‘radical’ has meant radical in form, or in fact radical in image. Architects and designers have borrowed the false prop of poststructuralist theory, in which the airy abstractions of language become everything—and material reality is displaced and denied. (Jean Baudrillard on the Gulf War was the clearest instance of this.) Text is unsettled and deconstructed, to become just image. And when this stuff is reproduced in magazines and annuals, its fate as mere image is sealed forever. The critical and subversive possibilities of this wild and ‘radical’ work are then zero.
[Robin Kinross Unjustified Texts persepectives on typography, Karel Martens, pg. 90]