To my mind, experiencing architecture and art in person remains essential if we are to truly understand architecture and art in context. As such, the experiencing of art represents an intrinsic part of architecture, and without the deeper-lying experience of art, architecture is nothing more than building design without meaning. Art and architecture are the bridge to a sublime, transcendental insight: beauty.
Experiencing art and architecture from a distance or on social media forgoes its phenomenological meaning. The proximity and sense of physically built architecture is a personal experience that can indeed enhance the meaning of architecture and art. My advice? Go and travel in person, explore and endeavour to study architecture and art in context. Context encompasses more than location alone; it includes other parameters such as culture, history, residents, users and atmosphere.
Table of contents:
Introduction Notre Dame du Haut Firminy Saint-Marie-de-la-Tourette E 1027 Le Cabanon Art and Archiecture Epilogue About the book