Architecture

Ideas of Monumentality in Architecture

Monuments are human landmarks which men have created as symbols for their ideals, for their aims, and for their actions. They are intended to outlive the period which originated them, and constitute a heritage for future generations. As such, they form a link between the past and the future. —José Luis Sert, Siegfried Giedion and Fernand Léger, Nine Points on Monumentality (1943) Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let…

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