A note on "the Dynamics of Architectural Form"

In The Dynamics of Architectural Form, the art historian Rudolf Arnheim noted, “As the viewer moves around an object…he receives an orderly sequence of gradually changing projections…A work of architecture, therefore, is an object that never has and never will be seen in its entirety by anybody.” Arnheim understood that the “space between things turns out not to look simply empty”; that buildings are perceived—or experienced—obliquely; and that sites are topographic. Maltzan’s projects are typically constructed to similarly guide and shelter cognition, complex unity, and what Arnheim termed “sensory perception.”

Above from Alternate Ground, by Raymund Ryan, first published in the Alternate Ground Heinz Architectural Press, 2005


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