Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving DYWC? brings you a passage from Philip Johnson's (inaugural) Pritzker Prize acceptance speech. The whole thing is worth the read, but this passage especially rings true today...
But things can change; architects are ready. Here in the West we are blessed with a great artistic heritage. In this century alone, we have Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Lutyens, Mies van der Rohe, and our young architects may be better than them. They have the good fortune to work in a period of great change, a change in direction upsetting all the presuppositions of the last century. New understandings are sweeping the art. New breezes are blowing. The atmosphere is electric.


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