The role of monumentality in community architecture: An educational theatre
Spadafore, Dominic J.
MetadataShow full item record
Community is a collection within humanity. It is community architecture that should be monumental and possesses monumentality, because as a monument to the people of a community, both past and present, a major work of architecture describes a heightened level of humanity that the community is capable of achieving. The expanded vocabulary of symbol and meaning should be used to make every building that is for the community a monument to that community in which it stands. This will also mean that is possible that as a monument to the community, the symbols may not be as readily interpretable to visitors as they are to the members of the community. The importance of symbolism in architecture holds especially true for the theatre building. The essence of a theatre is a synthesis of the plays that will be performed in them. The design of a theatre building should relate to the stage, so as to emphasize the reason for the building, and the reason for being in the building. The state of the art of theatre design is represented by theatres that capture the best of that which endures and that which changes, and that relates insightfully to the human experience of participating in theater.