Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Wolf, Bettina Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-431616132974710 Title Revealing Essence Degree Master of Arts Department Architecture Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title O'Brien, Michael J. Schnoedt, Heinrich Weiner, Frank H. Dunay, Robert J. Committee Chair Keywords
- art gallery
Date of Defense 1997-01-31 Availability unrestricted AbstractThere is a fine line between the "simple" and the "simplistic". The simple such as the plain, the pure, and the
truthful holds a complexity within, which is extremely hard to obtain. It ultimately results in beauty. The
simplistic embodies nothing more than obviousness and boredom. My aim is to strive for simple beauty.
Concerning objects and architecture, to simplify means to reduce by eliminating the superficial and the
superfluous, to unmask what is essential. Quality materials and craftsmanship are prerequisites. In
combination with the accuracy of the design they help to attain the desired result which speaks of precision
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