The FUNDAMENTAL ACTS contain the possibility of reintroducing a discourse on the relationship between architecture and ritual. They explore the spatiality of rituals and their structure, focusing on architecture as a technology at the service of memory. They fight against the impossibility of producing a truly monumental contemporary architecture. They imagine an architecture that is capable of expressing a complexity that goes beyond – and is inaccessible to – an ingenuous functionalism. They consider architecture not so much as the activity of providing shelter, but rather as the act of constructing something that will oblige us, our sons, the sons of our sons, to remember. They recognize the sweet and enigmatic beauty of many architectures for unknown ceremonies.
When we think about poetry we don't worry about the cost of the typeface, we think a out where that poetry brings us, emotionally and intellectually
By World War I, he had rejected the work of many of his fellow artists (like Henri Matisse) as "retinal" art, intended only to please the eye. Instead, Duchamp wanted to use art to serve the mind