Building Beauty (single)

by Alan Lauris

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Vitruvius said
in a good building there’s
solidity, usefulness
and beauty

Combining these
To make something great
That is no less than
every builder’s duty

Of course a building must be solid
a building isn’t meant to fall apart
And usefulness is where it always starts

But how about beauty
It can use some help
In these days
of left-brain rational thinking

Now every building must make profit
Beauty is beyond that, just like art
They have a straight connection to the heart

Is beauty just a matter of taste?
Can beauty exist without ugliness?
Is it the ultimate proof of civilization?

Does beauty change over time?
And does it last or should it pass?
Is it the same for each generation?

Or do they exist: the universal laws of beauty?

form
function
location
material
context
uniqueness
proportion
size
underground
colour
use
structure

Does beauty fall from the sky?
is there some human latitude?
or is it the result of divine intervention?

Do you need a trained eye?
Does beauty have to do with attitude?
Is beauty only there when you’re paying attention

To details
To people
To life!

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released June 15, 2012

Alan Lauris

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Track Name: Building Beauty
Vitruvius said
in a good building there’s
solidity, usefulness
and beauty

Combining these
To make something great
That is no less than
every builder’s duty

Of course a building must be solid
a building isn’t meant to fall apart
And usefulness is where it always starts

But how about beauty
It can use some help
In these days
of left-brain rational thinking

Now every building must make profit
Beauty is beyond that, just like art
They have a straight connection to the heart

Is beauty just a matter of taste?
Can beauty exist without ugliness?
Is it the ultimate proof of civilization?

Does beauty change over time?
And does it last or should it pass?
Is it the same for each generation?

Or do they exist: the universal laws of beauty?

form
function
location
material
context
uniqueness
proportion
size
underground
colour
use
structure

Does beauty fall from the sky?
is there some human latitude?
or is it the result of divine intervention?

Do you need a trained eye?
Does beauty have to do with attitude?
Is beauty only there when you’re paying attention

To details
To people
To life!
Track Name: Building Beauty (piano mix)
Vitruvius said
in a good building there’s
solidity, usefulness
and beauty

Combining these
To make something great
That is no less than
every builder’s duty

Of course a building must be solid
a building isn’t meant to fall apart
And usefulness is where it always starts

But how about beauty
It can use some help
In these days
of left-brain rational thinking

Now every building must make profit
Beauty is beyond that, just like art
They have a straight connection to the heart

Is beauty just a matter of taste?
Can beauty exist without ugliness?
Is it the ultimate proof of civilization?

Does beauty change over time?
And does it last or should it pass?
Is it the same for each generation?

Or do they exist: the universal laws of beauty?

form
function
location
material
context
uniqueness
proportion
size
underground
colour
use
structure

Does beauty fall from the sky?
is there some human latitude?
or is it the result of divine intervention?

Do you need a trained eye?
Does beauty have to do with attitude?
Is beauty only there when you’re paying attention

To details
To people
To life!