. . . . . . In domestic architecture
especially, the few attempts at contemporary design have not been very
successful. Perhaps these design motifs are not applicable to domestic
architecture. I have yet to see a satisfying and comfortable house done in
the contemporary style. Contemporary art is best explored on canvas and
in the sculpture garden.
Contemporary solutions are
full of controversy and attempt to validate itself. But the older forms of
domestic architecture have passed this stage of initiation, and
centuries ago justified their existence.
"A house speaks . . .
it does. . . . it talks of
grace, honesty, and hospitality . . . . or of shallow
- Robert L. Collins,
15th Century Lucca, Tuscany, Italy