Message - Re: WTC shortlist- Eternal Egypt

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Posted by  d on September 29, 2002 at 11:19:03:

In Reply to:  Re: WTC shortlist (short enough?) posted by Peter on September 29, 2002 at 10:04:55:

Not only were almost all of our modern architectural motives (except, possibly , "diagonality" ) presaged in Egyptian work, but there is also, within the Egyptian formal history alone, an even more sriking fact:
Some of most "pure" forms within the Egyptian building tradition date from the very earliest dynasties, and are generally felt to decline in style and workmanship after that....

There is, thus, the puzzling fact that humans had achieved a very high culture of refinement in design- but just before, essentially, the dawn of recorded history.

So, presumably , there is really no recording , no "Architecture Forum archive", of the discussions and technical planning of the predecessors of Imhotep....

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