What is Architecture? An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines (Londres, 1994)

“The machines, which in Vitruvio’s book are simply dedicated to building or destroying buildings, have now come into their own, and I’ve suggested that we may track the cause to the social liberties that have been fought so hard for. Machines are expedient, thorny, opportunistic. They nose out the corners of a modern individual’s life just like literature does: they manage to do it by compromising with time and lasting only as long as they need to.”

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