TEXTS ON PEDAGOGY



REFERENCE TEXT TO TRIGGER PROJECTS EXERCISE IN THE COURSE OF THE YEAR 2007-2008 AT THE ETSAM

 

Milady:

Thou know my devotion to this practice, which destiny has granted me, and know the effort with which I have protected the independence of its exercise from the temptations that these times submit us, with lavish trickery and whose superficiality does not hold up to thy rigorous criteria.

Thou have been pleased, with what thou judged thyself as freedom, in regard to the servility that usually thy artists undergo, the dictates of style and manners that different academies, and countless humanists, imposed on them.

I affirm thou, my invention and scheming capacity still virginal, and a naïve as for the design and construction of open spaces, created according to tradition, or more consistent with natural conditions, but also for objects of different sizes and utilities design and construction, in what the scholastic has described the Architecture or Sculpture to be. But, although it has been occasionally, I was also master of scenery for royalty celebrations and other institutional formalities, and/or popular celebrations, which are very likely to thy town.

That said, milady, and from my accredited loyalty through my design and construction practices of all kinds military, academic, etc., let me say ye thy reign, so nourished of splendid works which are envied by neighboring kingdoms, have not yet built that design to be made memorable and immortal before the Art History, as thy predecessors have done.

In my creativity fullness, my youthful vigor and knowledge and experience, independence and devotion to my Office virtues, I offer myself as you vassal, to design an event in the landscape we inhabit, that will amaze thou by its beauty and its usefulness, as mankind was sublimed by Emperor Phillip’s San Lorenzo de el Escorial or by the immortal Michelangelo’s David.

Entrust me to point the place and extract from this time the material with which I’ll model for thou a masterpiece that I dream and desire, as the piece of Carrara marble extracted by the master because his genius already envisaged the David preparing the catapult for beating down Goliath within the internal matter core.

 

Your vassal and humble servant, expects only a slender gesture to immortalise thy reign.




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