Architecture Without Architects
My Input on this reading
This talks about different ways architecture was made. This book, “Architecture without architects,” breaks down our narrow concepts of the art of building. This was done by introducing the unfamiliar world of nonpedigreed architecture. The history of architecture was written and taught in the Western world, Europe, Egypt and Anatolia to name a few (Rudofsky).
There is different type of architecture for example; “Formal” architecture was a way to introduce the art of building as. “Primitive” exotic architecture, exotic arts have long been appreciated in the Western world. How to explain the word Exotic is here used in its original meaning. “Popular” architecture are examples of “fairy-tale countries” that have considerable attraction (Rudofsky).
What stood out to me were the bible references. (Genesis 4:17) Adam’s son Cain built a city and named it after his son Enoch. (Genesis 7) Noah and the Ark, God told him to make the ark because of the flood that would wash out most of humanity and take animals male and female of all kind with him. He question whether or not the ark ought to be called a building or a nautical craft is redundant. Because the Ark had no keel, the keel being an intellectual invention of later days, and we may safely assume that ships were not known as yet, since their existence would have defeated the very purpose of the Flood. (Rudofsky) This made me think, compare to today where you can go to Lowe or Home Depot to get tools and supplies. Back then they had to use whatever they had and I can only imagine what Noah used to make the Ark strong and stable for forty days and forty nights on the water (Genesis 7:12).
The author also discusses how before men and beast walked the earth architecture existed. I believe this means architecture would do just fine without architects. Because God is the ultimate creator in this case he is the ultimate architect as well.