Title page for ETD etd-09092008-063818
|Type of Document
||Hart, Charles J.
||Architecture of light and sound
||Master of Architecture
|Date of Defense
Art reaches to our souls through the doorways of our
senses. Architecture. as a form of the arts. can offer
the opportunity to explore the realm of expression
through an idea or intuition about perception; perception
that develops at many levels and through all
means of sensing what exists in the world. To discover
architecture is to understand an offering of
"place" as perceived through feelings of closure and
openness and spatial relation and movement and
many other ideas related to both architectural
expression and the human experience. The realization
that the success or failure of architecture lies
not in the construction itself. but in how the texture
of a wall gives a feeling of solidity. or the way a shadow
compresses and encloses a space. or how the
sound of wind blowing through a passage expresses
the motion embedded in the walkway itself. is critical
to the making of architecture that touches the soul.
In this way. architecture is sculpture. it is poetry. it
is music. it is language. and all of these are architecture.
Considering the tools of light. sound. path and
place and how the mind interacts with these conditions
establishes the beginnings for a foundation of architectural thought.
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