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Good architecture matters because it is for the most part, a public art

Good architecture matters because it is for the most part, a public art Good architecture matters because it is for the most part, a public art
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Exactly what makes a building memorable is hard to pin down.

It’s certainly not merely fulfilling a practical function—all buildings do that. Beauty? Architecture is an art, yet we rarely concentrate our attention on buildings as we do on plays, books, and paintings. Most architecture, a backdrop for our everyday lives, is experienced in bits and pieces—the glimpsed view of a distant spire, the intricacy of a wrought-iron railing, the soaring space of a railroad station waiting room. Sometimes it’s just a detail, a well-shaped door handle, a window framing a perfect little view, a rosette carved into a chapel pew. And we say to ourselves, “How nice. Someone actually thought of that.”

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Why does this matter? Because architecture is for the most part a public art.

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