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ARCHITECTURE IN NATIVE AMERICAN IDIOM

 

Although my professors were all modernists, for most of my professional career I have marched to a different drum. Seeking a true American architecture--buildings that grow organically from this land--I have had the good fortune to meet many Native American genii who showed me, with wit, that there is an idiom of architecture as different from the European as the European is different from the Asian, African or Australian. It is a language of architecture that is conditioned by centuries of experiment and experience with the climate and minute environmental conditions of this continent. This Native idiom of architecture seems to me the only appropriate way to speak of shelter on Turtle Island...

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