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Herman Hertzberger Part One-clip_5250
Herman Hertzberger shows a bench in the Park G?ell designed by Gaudi as an example of precision and poetics. He calls it one of...

Herman Hertzberger Part One-clip_5250

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April 23, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

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Herman Hertzberger shows a bench in the Park G?ell designed by Gaudi as an example of precision and poetics. He calls it one of the most perfect pieces of architecture. Looking at the courtyard of the mosque in Cordoba, Spain, he characterizes the system of irrigation canals as the architectonic equivalent of the trees they water. The beauty in these examples is not the result of an artist or architect trying to create beauty, rather it comes out of the builder’s desire to find a simple solution to a problem.