rests on intellectual as well as material foundations. _Colin Rowe
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art tends towards structuring the contradiction between that which appears and
that which signifies, between FORM and MEANING.
- _ Robert Slutzky, "Re-Reading
is the assertion, however unreflective or conscious, of an aesthetic system and
the plastic and philosophical/ontological values that sustain it. In advanced
architectures, as in the advanced aesthetic system of Mondrian's paintings, the
plastic system (visible form) and the intellectual premises (invisible meaning)
are highly refined and lucid -- "The modern artist is the conscious artist," declared
Mondrian -- and their interrelationship, ultimately inextricable, resonates with
the unmistakable authority of Significant Form and Significant Space. The work
of surface_7 ARCHITECT involves more than the surface aesthetics of material and
light. It involves the sub-surface of architecture's visual and metaphysical structure.
It is engaged in the complex chess game of _FIGURE | FIELD & MOVE | MEANING
the making of significant buildings of unexpected magnitudes for human inhabitation.
- s u r f a
1923, Towards a New Architecture , Le Corbusier gave "Three Reminders
to Architects".......the second was s u r f a c e
- _Le Corbusier
u r f a c e
exterior or upper boundary of an object
- or body; a plane or curved
of points (as the boundary of a three-
- dimensional region); the external
bring to the surface
E F 7 R E Y H I L D N E R __A R C H I T E C T | P A I
N T E R
- The problem is to evoke the
simultaneous presence of painting and architecture.
- _Theo van Doesburg (1917)
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