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Saturday, September 25, 2010

On Classicism

 Townhall at Windsor, Florida
by Leon Krier (with Scott Merrill and Georg Pastor)\

" A work is classical not because its meaning is perpetuated but because it continually invites commentary and ferrets out the new. The classical reaches across culture and time and, taking the risk of anachronism, it heals the estrangement which humanism constantly faces. The classical then, is certainly the enduring and timeless. But this timelessness always takes the form of modernity; that is, it takes the form of the relevance of tradition. "

Demetri Porphyrios in "Classical Architecture"
(Andreas Papadakis Publications 1998)

Elevation of the Auditorium, Longwall Quadrangle, Magdalen College, Oxford, England (1991)
Demetri Porphyrios Associates
" Classical and Romantic. The classically disposed spirits no less than those romantically inclined -as these two species always exist- carry a vision of the future: but the former out of the strength of their time: the latter out of weakness. "

Friedrich Nietzsche, " The Wanderer and His Shadow "
 from Katarxis

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