Basic Observations

What appeals me the most in the whole text is the way it is expressed: the tone of the writer, his comparisons and his metaphores. Those qualities make the text achieve its aim to identify architecture with its resemblences and differences of other fine arts.
“Art should not be explained; it must be experienced.” This idea dominates the text and it is what tried to be proven due to explanations and exemples. The part where the children from monastery school who play football mentioned is one of the parts which shows how a piece of art can be experienced. “They experienced architecture, they learned to plan on these elements.”
The writer counts architecture as an art but also he claimed that it differs from other types of art because the piece, structure of an architect must convey utility. Therefore, architecture is “functional art”.
“The architect is a sort of theatrical producer, the man who plans the setting for our lives”. Also, arcitecture can be considered as art of organization. The reason why it can be assumed that way is that “he composes music which others will play”. “Architecure is not produced by the artist himself”. This production requires a creative process. QHe organises his drawings, ideas and instructions in order to have another person interpret it; therefore his work must be clear and unequivocal.
The vision of an architect also should be enlarged with consideration of keeping the sturucture standable for decades; so it shoud be ahead of its time. It can be understand that the writer is strongly against the idea to take over beautiful architecture of past times.
There is also an interesting fact which say that architecture lacks emotional sensitivity. It is not mentioned to point out a negative concept; on the contrary, it leads architects to seek special quality of its own with clearity.
The story of a children growing and exploring the world there used as a simple way to express how things emerged and developped. He finds about weight, solidity, texture and heat conducting ability. These same manners also a part of architecture so that it can be considered that this is also the historical transition of architecture.
“Just as we do not notice the individual letters in a word but receive a total impression of the idea of the word conveys, we genereally are not aware of what it is that we perceive but only of the conception created in our minds when we perceive it.”

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