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The Architect's Brain

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What makes an architect a great architect? Richard Neutra's son wrote in a 1997 essay, just reposted, of a Berkeley psych test performed on architect luminaries of the time. "My father had just received his test results, and I have always remembered his gleeful reaction to them. They had conclusively demonstrated, he said, that he should never have been an architect at all. He should have been a missionary instead! Of course, in a sense that’s exactly what he was—a missionary for a particular kind of architecture." Thereafter follows talk of Myers-Briggs, an autistic brother, and aesthetic idealism. [Dwell, previously]