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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 22nd, 2019, 7:56 am

That's not true, of course. Lots of civilizations prove that now only Europeans can do something beautiful and fundamental. 
Of course. Many others can do something beautiful and fundamental. But only Europeans can do something beautiful, fundamental and human firiendly. Strangly - Europeans loose these skills out side Europe, American cities are usually ugly.
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 22nd, 2019, 8:11 am

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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 22nd, 2019, 6:01 pm

That's not true, of course. Lots of civilizations prove that now only Europeans can do something beautiful and fundamental. 
Of course. Many others can do something beautiful and fundamental. But only Europeans can do something beautiful, fundamental and human firiendly. Strangly - Europeans loose these skills out side Europe, American cities are usually ugly.
Have you been to Lima? It was practically all designed by a European architect.
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 22nd, 2019, 7:57 pm

That's not true, of course. Lots of civilizations prove that now only Europeans can do something beautiful and fundamental. 
Of course. Many others can do something beautiful and fundamental. But only Europeans can do something beautiful, fundamental and human firiendly. Strangly - Europeans loose these skills out side Europe, American cities are usually ugly.
The famous flutings on the the famous columns—what are they there for? To hide the joints in the wood—when columns were made of wood, only these aren't, they're marble. The triglyphs, what are they? Wood. Wooden beams, the way they had to be laid when people began to build wooden shacks. Your Greeks took marble and they made copies of their wooden structures out of it, because others had done it that way. Then your masters of the Renaissance came along and made copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood. Now here we are, making copies in steel and concrete of copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood. Why?

A lot of that style in downtown Manhattan.
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 22nd, 2019, 9:06 pm

You and Ayn Rand have a lot in common.
 
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Re: Only Europeans know how to build cities

August 23rd, 2019, 7:41 am

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