- Tradition, Subtle Innovation and the Ineluctable Modern
In this text Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani argues that though the concept of modernity implies a break, a severance from what is not ‘now’. But according to Lampugnani, in the field of architecture, no such severance exists. The present is indissolubly tied to the past, part and parcel of more than 3,000 years of history as far as architecture and urban planning are concerned. As a collective work constructed in time, in some way it is all ‘ours’. Tradition is an indivisible part of our working experience and as such it belongs to us. Lampugnani concludes that those working today as architects cannot evade that condition and are bound to it.
- Magnago Lampugnani, V. (2014). Tradition, Subtle Innovation and the Ineluctable Modern. Codes and Continuities, OASE, (92), 21–25. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/92/TraditionSubtleInnovationAndTheIneluctableModern
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