David Kolb

Public Exposure: Architecture and Interpretation

Publication: Wolkenkuckucksheim – Cloud-Cuckoo-Land – Vozdushnyizamok 2007: Architecture and Interpretation

Buildings would seem to be easier to interpret than other artworks. Architecture stands distinctively exposed to the community. Buildings are unavoidable and they enter into many different activities. In planning and constructing architecture many people and groups cooperate, and during that cooperative process intentions get made explicit; programs get written; functions get defined and evaluated. Yet for all this exposure, architecture maintains a distinctive resistance to interpretation.

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