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Besides these violent adajcencies there are contrasts of direction within the whole. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, much renovated, and Aalto's Cultural Center at Wolfsburg, pre-renovated, so to speak, contain walls and series of columns with contradictory directions of almost equal intensity.
The wings and projections of the Shingle Style house called Kragsyde in Manchester-by-the-Sea, are less contained within a dominant perimeter, but nevertheless include a multiplicity of directions, especially in elevation.
Juxtaposed directions create rhythmic complexities and contradictions. Figure illustrates a chair at Caserta that contains violently contrasting curvilinear and rectangular rhythms. At another scale, the interior of Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium has juxtapositions of swooping curves and diverse repetitions.
In some anonymous Italian architecture adjacent contrasting arcades contain contrapuntal rhythms.
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