Steven W. Semes

Author

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres: La Grande Odalisque, 1814.

Classical music and architecture are analogous, not just because they reflect one another, but because they reflect us and the way our minds work. It should come as no surprise, then, that both music and architecture today are engaged in retrieving their respective traditional languages: melody, tonality, proportion, ornament, the classical orders—the whole lot.

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