What is Beauty in Architecture Today – and Are We Afraid of it?

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Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi. ImageImage via Wikimedia

Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi. ImageImage via Wikimedia

There is a new school of architecture in Naples called “Building Beauty,” run by disciples of the former Berkeley professor Christopher Alexander. The name contains a deliberate reference to a word seldom used by establishment architects today—a word that Alexander believes embodies the natural order of things.


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