The Guardian Angel
Today, the world loses one of its greatest thinkers.
A great theorist and historian of architecture, notably, Jean-Louis Cohen, has left us for another realm.
I already miss his gentle voice, his quick wit and his great sensitivity, but his contribution to the history of art and architecture is colossal, so he is immortal.
Today, I feel orphaned for the second time in my life and, with a heavy heart, I build my memory of this remarkable man, this soulmate, with these words by Jean Baudrillard in mind: "You can only distinguish the sublime from the pleasant because the memory of it grips your heart"
Milène Guermont, August 8, 2023