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By Tom Wilkinson

L. a. arquitectura nos moldea tanto como nosotros los angeles moldeamos ella. No nos limitamos a contemplar los edificios; sus fachadas, su belleza o su fealdad ocultan también el espacio en el que vivimos. Nacemos, trabajamos, amamos, y morimos relacionándonos con l. a. arquitectura. Todos estos aspectos de l. a. arquitectura -económicos, eróticos, políticos o psicológicos- son cruciales si queremos entender tanto l. a. arquitectura misma como nuestras vidas y nuestro mundo.

Este libro nos acerca a l. a. historia de los angeles arquitectura a través de un planteamiento sumamente unique: diez capítulos con diez edificios representativos que simbolizan esas relaciones de los angeles arquitectura con l. a. política, el sexo, el arte, l. a. religión o el retiro. Empieza con una aproximación a los angeles Torre de Babel, una construcción simbólica que el autor relaciona con otros edificios como las torres gemelas. Sigue una mezquita en Tumbuctú, el Palazzo Rucellai de Florencia, el teatro de Bayreuth, l. a. obra de Le Corbusier, o una fábrica de coches en Chicago. Edificios a partir de los cuales el autor traza una historia del mundo y del desarrollo de las condiciones de vida, de trabajo e incluso de nuestras prioridades en el orden ethical y estético.


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4; Bicknell, 1981, p. ix. 44 Knight, 1808, pp. 152-3. THE PICTURESQUE PROSPECT address an objective, ordered world, to tell us about taste; they make no claims about its relation to public or personal morality. This is so in spite of their having taken as a starting point the attempt by Burke to relate aesthetic categories to basic human instincts. This element in Burke's thinking they did not carry forward. They adopted his definition of beauty, and they applauded his attempt to distinguish it from the sublime; but while he had suggested that these two aesthetic categories rested ultimately on nothing less than sex and death, they made no attempt to establish a comparable foundation within profound human experience for their own category.

6). The focus on travel opened the picturesque to many beyond professional artists. This period in English art, indeed until well into the nineteenth century, witnessed a great flourishing of amateur work, particularly in landscape sketching. 5 6 The enthusiasts who employed such assistance, also read the works of Gilpin, and so learned the specialised vocabulary in which to discuss their work and progress, art and their environment. 57 It became the English way of seeing. II Something of the ambivalent character of the picturesque is indicated in an article about Richard Wilson published in 1790, some years after his death: concerned to defend the master against the common criticism that the often rough surface of his pictures made them appear unfinished, the writer turns this quality into a merit, and commends Wilson for both 'the classical turn of thinking in his works, and the broad bold and manly execution of them'.

14. See Knight's further discussion of architecture in Knight, 1808, pp. 225-8, and, on the 'dethroning' of architecture, Watkin, 1982, p. x. 41 Price, 1794, pp. 72-3. 35 36 37 38 39 40 23 24 THE ARTIFICIAL EMPIRE of ideal forms of nature achieved through generalisation or rule, and he thus appears to attack Reynolds directly. He complains about the pedantic kind of theorist who, confronted by a painting by Salvator Rosa in which Appears in burnish'd arms, some savage band, Each figure boldly pressing into life, And breathing blood, calamity and strife; Should coldly measure each component part, And judge thy genius by a surgeon's art ...

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