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12/22/2006

Architecture = Oprah!


My holiday card to you.

In this age of the architecture world as an intellectual version of Oprah!

Let’s pause to remember the words of John Cage, and, the man who built cages, but really nice cages,
Mr. Mies van der Rohe

One of Mies van der
Rohe’s pupils, a girl,
came to
him and said,
“I have
difficulty studying with you
because you
don’t leave any room for
self-expression.”

He asked her whether
she had a pen with
her.
She did.

He said,
“Sign your name.”
She did.

He said,
“That’s what I
call self-expression.”

Indeterminacy . text © John Cage

photo- Gehry MIT, (oder ohne?)