While the visual arts reflect nature, architecture projects from
nature, an appendage of mother earth that encircles the mortal or extends toward the immortal. Of the sister arts, it is the most obscure expression of earthly forms but the most direct expression of cosmic laws. It is also the most integrated with the purposes and priorities of the living. Reconciling aesthetics with physics, great architecture is the signature of the civilized and the landmark of accomplishment.

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