quotes from “Why Architecture Matters” by Paul Goldberger

“Visual balance is not so definable and measurable as musical harmony, but the sense of discord in its absence is every bit as marked…(In architecture when all the elements are in balance as part of a larger whole, the eye is carried along) just as musical composition carries the ear along… Every element is part of a larger whole, and its place in that larger whole is essential, unmistakable, and unchangeable…an architectural composition rarely succeeds if the elements that make it up are so different that they appear to be in competition with one another.” p.103-4

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