A day with American architect and member of The New York Five Michael Graves at his New Jersey sanctuary.
What I took from Rome isn’t so much the idea of classicism or baroque or the even medieveal architecture that’s there. One of the glories of Rome is that it works with all those periods in such a fluid and magnificent way. In Rome, there are streets and squares. And people gather in the squares; they move in the streets. We don’t do that (in America); we make suburbs. The further you are from your neighbor, … the better you are somehow, the richer you are. Not for me.”