Articoli taggati con ‘aesthetics’

Is the architect an artist? Reconsidering the role of architects

di Clarissa Pelino

Throughout this essay various possible conceptions of art and their relationship with architects’ responsibilities towards the community and their power in the creation of cities, will be considered. And the question on whether an architect is an artist will certainly continue to pose problems.

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Tafterjournal n. 72 - giugno 2014

Decorating the Athens Metro: a matter of culture or conventionality?

di Johannis Tsoumas

One of the most ambitious public works of modern Greece, which is still under development, is the Athens Metro. Such a great project for the biggest city of the country can be viewed and analyzed in many ways in terms of its overall construction. However, its decorative approach seen from an architectural, structural, cultural and artistic point of view is believed to constitute the most important analysis platform of its public aesthetic image. This is why the following article attempts to focus on the ways and reasons of the decorative applications of this practical, public utility work – if any – and discuss their controversial purposes and values.

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