We can appreciate but not really understand the medieval town. We cannot comprehend its compactness, the contiguity of all its buildings as a single uninterrupted whole.
There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications.
We are yet to have a conscience at all about the exploitation of human cultures.
We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist.
We have today a fairly thorough knowledge of the early Greco-Roman period because our motivations are the same.
Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity.
With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption.
We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries to advise them how to be like us.
The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
Builders eventually took advantage of the look of modernism to build cheaply and carelessly.
Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over.
Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad.
The essentially unchangeable established order of things, slowly disappeared and was forgotten for a while completely...
The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.
Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive.
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
Our universities advocate fragmentation in their course systems.
Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America.
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