Partie 6 : La vie au quotidien

Chapitre 62 : Architecture and photography

Architecture, page 130

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a flat roof
the eaves
a beam
a steeple
the spire
a flying buttress
the nave
the aisles
a pillar
a capital
a stained glass window
a cloister

“Form follows function” architect Louis Sullivan declared in 1896. In 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright argued that “form and function are one.” He believed that every building should grow naturally from its environment.

Photography, page 130

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a photograph, a photo, a picture
a lens
the trigger
the shutter
digital art
a photo editor
to doctor a picture, to retouch a picture
to crop
to tamper, to fake
blurred, fuzzy

A camera is a save button for the mind’s eye.

The camera is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera.

A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.

Food for thought, page 131

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  1. The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. (Frank Lloyd Wright)
  2. Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don’t read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years. (Renzo Piano)
  3. Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. (Frank Gehry)
  4. I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future. (Tadao Ando)
  5. The long path from material through function to creative work has only one goal: to create order out of the desperate confusion of our time. (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)