Message - Re: Tragedies of Famous Architects

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Posted by  d on November 28, 2002 at 06:15:36:

In Reply to:  Tragedies of Famous Architects posted by shen on November 27, 2002 at 19:33:00:

The Roeblings, at least two of whom designed and worked on the Brooklyn Bridge, provide, I believe, a poignant story of mishap and tragedy...
Stanford White...a sad end....

On a more general level, it would seem necessary , in a way, that people who have dreamed grandiose ideas, would fall victim to fatal flaws and banal weaknesses which seem all the more tragic because of the gradient, or nuance, between what they dream and what they are.

Or, in a different sense, if architecture is an effort to transcend the organic configuration of the self, it fails because of
the organic configuration of the architect.

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