Message - Traditional architecture and the question of authenticity

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Posted by  BRUTUS on September 16, 2002 at 14:10:54:

In Reply to:  Re: future WTC :a giant office building-a memorial park or a creative mixture of functionality+spirituality? posted by Paul Malo on September 16, 2002 at 11:55:18:

Paul you came across the plastic shutters in American houses as intimate token for local traditional American architecture.
so i have a couple of other questions,thru the same stream:
what is the true identity for the "traditional architecture"
is it the collonial style architecture?
is the victorian style?
is it the FLW prairie house?
is it the gable ,the dormer and the wooden porch?
is it the open space of Meis,or his metallic curtained wall skyscrapers?
is it the lost family collective space,were once upon a time there was true family values and memories ?
is it the cliff dwellings ,deep in in Colorado canyon of the Anasazi Indians?
Paul,how we can define an authentic American architecture for a native american point of view?
what does New Orleans traditional architecture reflect to an afro-american observer?
what is the differences in american architectural urban memory, from a cowboy in a ranch in Texas to a hotdog seller in Manhattan?
what verify the space,the place,the nostalgia,the history,the tradition,the past ,the future for an american citizen?
we can apply the same questions for any traditional architecture in any place in the world,the ultimate question of authenticity......

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