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Posted by  Paul Malo on September 12, 2002 at 17:49:59:

In Reply to:  Re: tradition and innovation posted by steve on September 12, 2002 at 14:52:39:

But the point, of course, wasn't that daylight was good or bad, or exercise, either. It was rather a plea for a more inclusive view that would not marginalize architects as elite arbiters of high-style taste, intolerant of popular preferences. Shutters? Tacky!

Our schools tend to perpetuate the view that we architects have some sort of revealed truth. This is sense of righteousness is at odds with the increasingly marginal role of architects--and with the rationale for such righteous conviction, given the floundering condition of architectural theory and avant garde design practice.

Certainly one of the major characteristics of postmodernism is recognition of cultural pluralism, in contrast to the modernists' utopian notion of one-size-fits-all.

 
 
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