"Architecture is the mother of all arts," said Frank Lloyd Wright. I endorsed that quote when I was a teenager. Since then, I have practiced and taught architecture (architectural and urban design, history of architecture) in Italy, Israel, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Now I also make video-blogs.
Architecture is a way of thinking from general ideas to details. The "subject" (a house, a school, a city) is secondary. To learn architecture one must be open-minded about human activities in all fields: the arts, science, technology, philosophy and be willing to reinvent the world every day.
What I know I learned mostly from two great teachers, Bruno Z. (historical and architecture critique) and Luigi P. (a master architect), from traveling to see and photograph architecture, from befriending artists, from observing people, and from reading.
As a teacher and tutor, the best results come when the student is motivated beyond "the bureaucracy of learning." I can guide and help best those students who want to help themselves by working hard and are willing to do so for the rest of their lives.
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