"When asked his profession, a designer will usually say he’s a designer. Similarly, a writer will say she’s a writer, and architects will say they’re architects. Though they represent very different areas of the applied arts, all three disciplines demand imagination, finely tuned artistic sensibilities, and painstakingly acquired craft. Their creative output embodies all of the salient attributes of art, and, like art, it exerts a powerful influence on our cultural and aesthetic environment. To call them artists, then, isn’t much of a reach, yet it’s unlikely that any would willingly identify themselves as such."
--- from Mike Reed's article in the September/October issue of Architecture Minnesota.
Comments from the four architects interviewed for this article:
Art can inspire new models for design thinking
An understanding of art, allows architects to pull together disparate parts to balance and mold their overall expression
Knowledge of traditional art and architecture provides a solid aesthetic foundation
Art informs the organization of space to promote human connections and create
a sense of emotional repose
Architects: how do you see yourselves as artists? Click below to comment.
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