Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The first shed?

This is the famous frontispiece from 18th century writer Abbé Marc-Antoine Laugier's influential Essai sur l'architecture (1755), a call for purity in building and a depiction of a primitive hut at it's most primitive i.e. untouched by human hammer. The living hut is essentially a model prototype for all buildings in Laugier's eyes.

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