Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Form and Function in Architecture

"I am in favor of an almost unlimited plastic freedom, a freedom that is not slavishly subordinate to the reasons of any given technique or of functionalism, but which makes an appeal to the imagination, to things that are new and beautiful, capable of arousing surprise and emotion by their very newness and creativeness; a freedom that provides scope -- when desirable -- for moods of ecstasy, reverie, and poetry."

--"Form and Function in Architecture," Oscar Niemeyer

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