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Thomas Yarrow

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501738494

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501738494.001.0001

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Reflection: Making Things as They are

Reflection: Making Things as They are

(p.226) Reflection: Making Things as They are

Thomas Yarrow

Cornell University Press

Architects are constantly moving toward something that does not as yet exist.37 The reality of the building comes after the fact of a plan. At one level the plan and the reality are obviously unalike; yet at another level the relationship between these must be a literal one. In the process of building, some elements are kept constant, while others transform out of all recognition. Radical shifts in scale and material substance take place, as proportions and forms are exactly preserved....

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