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Old Posted Jul 16, 2006, 6:04 AM
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Originally Posted by trueviking
mass appeal is hardly the definition of design quality...it is actually almost always the inverse...in all areas of the art world....to be popular is to be watered down and generic.....celine dion is one of the most popular singers in the world......does her popularity mean that she is the best musician?

more people have one of these hanging in their homes than any leonardo or botticelli...will you argue that because it is popular, it must then be better design?
Aesthetics is subjective, in the eye of the beholder. With that in mind, yes, architecture really should factor "what people like" much more than it does.

I don't dress according to what fashionistas say. I don't buy books or CDs according to reviews. And I don't want architects turning our cities into places that represent academic philosophies more than what the public likes.

Quality materials and construction are a totally different topic. Regardless of style it's got to be built right.

These buildings are outstanding.
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