what are the rules?

Classical_orders_from_the_EncyclopedieDisclaimer: Architectural Historians beware, I make sweeping generalizations and reference a limited portion of world architecture here to make a larger point.

For centuries, if not millennia, architects, master builders, kings and rulers have created large public works and other works of architecture that we would categorize under a particular style. Continue reading “what are the rules?”

what are the rules?

awards, rewards and glossy pages

                                                                                               

Okay, I promised myself I would leave this alone. But I can’t help myself, so pardon my sarcasm and generalization ahead. …keep reading

awards, rewards and glossy pages

pondering inconsistencies

A neighborly conversation caused me to think about the interests of people in my general region of the country with respect to their houses or houses they desire to own in contrast to other things they own. I started to see what I believe is an inconsistent approach to what they choose. …keep reading

pondering inconsistencies

oh modernism, who art thou?

What is modern architecture? Some state it evolved during the 19th century with the industrial revolution and exploded onto the scene at the turn of the 20th century. Perhaps its roots go back even earlier. Early pioneers who are now considered architectural giants forged through tradition and conflict to make their statement about their ideals, philosophies and opinions of how architecture relates to the human condition and how it can affect and improve our lives. …keep reading, you don’t want to miss this one

oh modernism, who art thou?