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Posted by  Mat on August 16, 2003 at 16:21:06:

In Reply to:  Re: Definition Of Architect posted by Harry Pasternak on August 16, 2003 at 16:04:11:

You only point out how wrong the definition is. Clearly architects are NOT people who love poeple. That is not to say that Erskine's definition is not an admirable position to take. Wouldnt it be nice if architects took the attitude you suggest! Unfortunately but it has never been the case.

Architecture is more than pandering to the whims of its clients/users. Imagine what the result would be if it were!!! Think of how bad our cities would be if architects didnt stand up for what they belive in.

I am not saying architects are perfect (far from it) but I'm afraid Erskine's definition is too broad and simply incorrect. For instance, does it mean that everyone who loves other people is an architect? Clearly not. There is more to Architecture than doing what other people want you to do.

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