Richard Burton: poet/artist & technician

”There’s the poet and the artist [RIGHT] on one side and the technician [LEFT] on the other and this is a good methaphor for what we’re up to as architects.  The danger is when you see only the technical man, or the artist who doesn’t have any practical skills.  I see the architect is right in the middle trying to hold these two together in a kind of harmony, and if he gets it right it produces almost another dimension, and if you go into such a building you say ‘ah that’s it”

[BURTON Richard in LAWSON Bryan, Design in Mind, Reed, Oxford, 1997]

BURTON poet technician


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