11 May 2010

Civic Beauty

"Today nobody is concerned with city planning as an art - only as a
technical problem. When, as a result, the artistic effect in no way
lives up to our expectations, we are left bewildered and helpless;
nevertheless, in dealing with the next project it is again treated
wholly from the technical point of view, as if it were a railroad in
which artistic questions are not involved." Camillo Sitte,
City Planning According to Artistic Principles, ca 1889

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The irony was not lost on me that I was looking at this article when this entry popped up on my Google Reader!