I look up when I wander through old sections of small towns, where progress looks outward, into the farmlands, filling the fields with unadorned concrete, glass and sheet metal buildings, built to be replaced.
The buildings in these small Texas towns were designed with pride and built to last, to show off, to stand out.
It breaks my heart when I see them neglected.
That's not the case in Georgetown, though. At least not now.
“Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.” ~ Ernest Dimnet
"There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through." ~ Dan Rice
Can you tell I love these stairs? Such a great example of function meeting art - anything can be made beautiful, if attention is paid to the details and worked with pride.
I almost missed this, hiding under an eave at the corner of a building.
It becomes art when every surface is a part of the canvas.
“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
“This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture.” ~ Malcolm Miller
“An architect is the drawer of dreams” ~ Grace McGarvie
In these old towns, each building has its own personality.
“Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling