“Is architecture ‘art’?”
Charlie Rose interviewing architects Renzo Piano and Santiago Calatravo. A rebroadcast, so you’ll have to hit his web site to order, but pretty way cool. (I loved the wings slowly flapping on Calatravo’s Milwaukee museum.)
Piano, when asked “is architecture ‘art’?” (a question Rose says almost got him punched out by some other architect), says:
“Yes, architecture is art. It is the most contaminated art. Also the most imposing. If you’re a bad writer, people won’t read your book. If you’re a bad musician, they will ignore your music. If you’re a bad architect, the city has to live with your work for a very long time.” [words to that effect – quote approximate]


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