Sunday, 22 February 2009

Celebration of textiles walls - Semper

Early celebration of textiles within architecture, a reference not to be missed:

"Hanging carpets remain the true walls, the visible boundaries of space. The often solid walls behind them were necessaru for reasons that had nothing to do with the creation of the space, they were needed for security, for supporting a load, for their permanence and so on."

Gotffried Semper, The Four Elements of Architecture, 1851, p104

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