With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption.
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts.
No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems.
The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.
Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before.
The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.
Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive.
Last Update: 28 November 2022
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