|Kleine Welten VIII (Small Worlds), 1922|
More than that, it's a poetics of the ways architecture, infrastructure, biology, and psychology meet and compete. Pick up a copy ($1 on abebooks.com), if for no other reason, for the wacky and wonderful illustrations like the one at left.
Paul Goodman considered himself a poet above all. While the book does not include any poems, a couple of quick line breaks make it easy to see the poetry behind the prose:
Citizens of the Thruway
That stretches from coast to coast
Must Go, Go
Not too fast and not to slow
Above all, they must not stop.