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These observations are important for architecture, just as the ancients observed the course of the stars and Giuseppe Piermarini studiecl clocks. The tower of my Venetian theater might be a lighthouse or a cloek; the campanile might be a minaret or one of the towers of the Kremlin: the analogies are limitless, seen, as they are, against the background of this preeminently analogous city. I think it was at Izmir that I watched and heard the awakening minarets in insomm'ae dawns; in Moscow, I experienced the frisson of the Kremlin's towers and sensed the world of the Mongols and of wooden watchtowers set on some boundless plain—I sensed things in this way far more than as elements reducible to those we call architecture.

The building has become pure theater, but it is the theater of -life, even if every event is ah-eady anticipated. Because every aspect of the building is anticipated, and because it is precisely this anticipation that allows for freedom, the arehitecture is like a date, a honeynioon, a vacation—like everything that is anticipated so that it ean occur. Although I also love what is uncertain, I have always thought that only smaIl-minded people with little imagination are opposed to discreet acts of organization; for it is only such efforts of organization that in the end permit contretemps, variations, joys, disappointments.

It was in fact a facade that one entered from behind, like a stage; in other words, the retablo was formed by actual stages at different heights, a fact which also presupposed different entrances into the church. I ean imagine the historical and sociological observations that might be made with regard to this, but what I found important, apart from the typological invention itself, was the deformation of the central nucleus, which was, in this case, the plan ofthe ehurch. 61 In my earIy youth this same interest compelled me to try to understand questions of biology and cheniistry, because I had always thought that the human mind and body were closely linked to the imagination.

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