Re: Re: Sam Stephenson Old 1980s Documentary on RTE
It is interesting, that it is those architects, like Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, (alias Le-Corbusier), Ludwig Mis van der Rohe and even I think our own M Scott Architect of Busarras fame (all of whom it seems did not undertake conventional architectural studies) that seem to have influenced most the arcitectural profession…… It calls into question the comment that the word “creative means nothing”,….. Surly it has been those “creatives” who all too often have brought clarity/plucked the dust specks out of our eyes and opened our minds and most effected the much needed change that the world sometimes needs…..Though maybe you are implying in a sublte way that there are many who call themselves architect but not that many are architects (in the tradtional sense of “Master- Buider” translated as archi-teck-ton in Greek)…..
Sam Stevenson said
“that Dublin has been decaying for 150 years. it is the architects responsibility to make statements about his time and his buildings should not be afarid to reflect the age we live in”.
“The architect by his arrangement of form realizes an order which is a pure creation of his spirit: he effects our senses provokes emotions, creates relationships awakening profound echos. he gives us the measure of an order, which we feel to be in accordance with that of our world: he determines the various movements of our hearts and of our understanding, it is then that we experience the sense of beauty”.
One has the touch of someone who might use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, the other has the touch of someone who could make a silk purse out of a pigs ear…….and they both used the title architect…..