Posted by BRUTUS on November 07, 2002 at 03:18:11:
In Reply to: Racism in architecture posted by Jonah on November 07, 2002 at 02:09:14:
racism and architecture are both share lots of psychological and sociological issues,but at different level of course....
from the days of prehistory there was a clear social and culture distinction between where the man chose to live and where his Almighty supreme power he thought should hide,both in caves but with different spatial characteristic...
later at the cradle of civilization in "Sumer" at ancient Iraq and at the verge of the introduction of "history"... we (humans)reached in our social evolution to create the world of "Gods",clearly
back then the supreme God was the heavenly reflection of the mundane
tyrant omnipotent "King"...
in other words there was a divine hierarchy that was a true representation and reflection to the social hierarchy below,social leveling was then reflected of course by different architectural representations(the palace-the temple-the house-the barn....)
the Gods lived in the sky,the king lived in the palace, the high priest(the vital link) lived in the temple to insure that people is obeying both figures including him,and finally people lived in houses
slaves and animals can share barns....etc
palaces and temples were made of stones as a building materials ,people houses were made of mud-brick and of course barns were made of cheaper materials........
the co-existance of architecture and racism can extend even to our time with different forms and proportions ,but this will be a long a boring story to tell.......
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