Distinguishing The Work Of A Good Architect

A slideshow on Slate.com examines the work of famous architects using staircase design as a case study.

Find answers to the burning question: what do these expressions have in common. See full-color slides and experience: "Ambivalence toward industrialism. Abstract white simplicity. Reductive minimalism. Less is more." At your fingertips, feel a monochrome balustrade, "softened by its sinuous supports."

Architecture critic Witold Rybczynski illuminates how "architects distinguish themselves" focusing on "the details" of work by Pei, Ando, Meier, Eck, Stern, and others.

"It is not only God who is in the details, but also the Architect."

Full Story: Upstairs, Downstairs, How small details make great architects.

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