The Evolution of Designs

Philip Steadman of the Bartlett School of Architecture, his brilliant book entitled 
The Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

“The most important requirement for an object that is considered to be beautiful is that it fulfills the purpose for which it is destined, not as if it were a matter of gathering together problems solved individually and assembling them to produce a heterogeneous result, but rather with a tendency toward a unified solution where the material conditions, function, and character of the object are taken care of and synthesized, and once the good solutions are known it is a matter of taking that one which is most fitting to the object as deduced from the need to attend to its function, character, and physical conditions.” (Martinelli 1967, p125)

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