Posted by John DeFazio on November 01, 2002 at 12:58:29:
In Reply to: Re: anti-Architecture posted by BRUTUS on November 01, 2002 at 11:35:58:
Sorry, now it is I that can not follow.
Subjective and Objective are, by definition, two differing ways of looking at (the same) world... Plato vs. Aristotle.
Modern Architectural Theory (or at least what it was distilled down to by 1935) sort to create a new vocabulary of forms that would only be "symbolic" of itself. It sort to be a "New Objective" art form. The machine was the model... only efficient, purposeful, functionalism was to be the organizing principal. This is all "High Theory", apriori, self-consciously intended. Vernacular is theoretical; it works pragmatically and in the manner of "this is just way this is done". Its evolutionary, and adjusted incrementally, subjective to circumstance. By its nature it is unselfconscious
Symbol systems that we read into today in Modern works are through hindsight and from the metaphorical language which abstraction evokes... ( Bilbo) like an exploding artichoke".
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