not an easy book
Paul Rudolph's entrance in the Arts and Architecture Building at Yale is at the scale of the city; most people use the little door at the side in the stair tower.
Much of the function of ornament is rhetorical-like the use of Baroque pilasters for rhythm, and Vanbrugh's disengaged pilasters at the entrance to the kitchen court at Blenheim which are an architectural fanfare.
The rhetorical element which is also structural is rare in Modern architecture, although Mies has used the rhetorical I-beam with an assurance that would make Bernini envious.
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