Architecture: The Making of Metaphors by Barie Fez-Barringten

By Barie Fez-Barringten

The authors writings are in accordance with his lecture sequence offered in 1968 at Yale collage referred to as structure: The Making of Metaphors which was once then released partly in major Currents in sleek concept, then in lots of different journals together with examine into the works of Paul Weiss, Andrew Ortony, David Zarefsky and W. J. J. Gordon.

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This is the heart and secret of great art and of great architecture. [3] “Then there is the ideal of excellence, traditionally called beauty (see Chapter Ten, Aesthetics), which directs and conditions what is being done, but which exists also as a possibility of future achievement. Once more we can think of the creative act as metaphor, this time integrating the future with the materials at hand. ” The six principles of art’s and architecture’s technical and conceptual metaphors are based on the (two complementary stasis-the technical and conceptual metaphors) which point to architecture being an art.

In classic periods the royal design was emulated by the citizens and those outside the court adapted some of the functional concepts. In those times emulation of the royal style was advised to engender favor,  16 Chapter Two protection and alignment with the ruler. The macro metaphor would drive the micro while they both informed one another. Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rocco, Gothic, Tudor, Empire, Biedermeier, Modern, etc. are examples of styles and periods where a macro design imperative controlled micro decisions.

Yet, it works with only an inner cognition. Design is fundamentally a cooperative enterprise where the architect is the surrogate of the client against the contractor but a consultant to the owner. [3] A surrogate is a replacement that is used as a means for transmitting benefits from a context in which its user may not be a part. “It makes sense, therefore, to speak of two sides to a surrogate, the user side and the context side (from which the user is absent or unable to function). Each of us uses others to achieve a benefit for ourselves.

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