"There is something charmingly naive about this belief in the power of art to overcome physical reality. It is, of course, wishful thinking. The people slumped in a Barcelona chair, or struggling to get out of an Eames lounge chair, do not feel comfortable, they are simply willing to put up with discomfort in the name of art — or prestige — which is not the same thing..."

-Witold Rybczynski,
Home: A Short History of an Idea.
Viking Penguin Inc., New York, 1986, pp 211-212."

re·al es·tate ar·chi·tect Pronunciation: 'rE(–&)l is-'tAt 'är-k&-"tekt Function: noun Etymology: Modern American Definition: a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking to offer or acquire an interest in land or other fixed, permanent property e.g. a dwelling.

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