On Architecture and the Nature of Decay
The functional purpose of aesthetic design and the new responsibility of the Right
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, "Veduta di altra parte della Camera Sepolcrale di L. Arrunzio"
Is there confusion in the little isle?
Let what is broken so remain.
The Gods are hard to reconcile:
’Tis hard to settle order once again.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lotos-Eaters
Beauty — to what end?
Architecture is the most accessible and most public of all the art for…