From: Howard Ray Lawrence <howardl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2001 11:11:05 -0800
On Sat, 1 Dec 2001 21:33:21 -0600, Brian, bc commented on, in part, the
". . .now it is time to face the facts that architecture is a thoroughly
impotent profession, that it is a mindless ruse, a game to be played,
where everyone can be a kid and play, as long as they have money.
architecture is nothing today. . .i do not believe architects have the guts
to face the ruins in front of them. they are without a voice. without
courage, on the whole. they are run by professional and fraternal orders as
as is the Acropolis in Freud's mentalized mindscape. . . . is a discipline
empty of truth and knowledge, but instead, technique and rote authorization of
constructs so out of date to make any believer truly nutcaseworthy. . .
just some thought-thinking as the mind bends back into nothingness.
and existence, who, how, where, when, why- is it even possible for
architecture to exist outside of the traditional (bankrupt) ideology
that drives the machinery forward, . . . if there is no existence, how can
there ever have been any essence, unless it was all a fiction. and the
spin, well, that's our fill-osophy."
Please tell us more about this missing and essential truth, and its cause.
And, perhaps there is a place of essential truth; and you could locate its