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Rowhouses in Windsor, Florida
by Scott Merrill and Georg Pastor

Traditional Architects and Urbanists

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Calhoun-Thornwell House, West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
by Lewis " Buck " Crook with Neil Reid, Philip Tramell Shutze, Ed Ivey and James Means

Photo by Van Jones Martin ( " Classic Atlanta " )

" ...One of the conditions of beauty in an architectural work is that it should impress all who see it as having been produced naturally without effort, without occasioning trouble or anxious consideration to its designer, that in fact it could not have been otherwise.

In particular, it should be free from those expedients that betray the paucity of ideas -those bits which bear the mark of studied effort, and the aim on the part of the designer to astound and engage the attention of the passers-by without being able to satisfy his mind.

To be clear, to be comprehensible without requiring an effort: this is, and always will be, the aim which the architect should have in view... "

Viollet-Le-Duc

( " Lectures on Architecture " )
Translation by Benjamin Bucknall, Dover Publications, New York

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Olympia Building, Atlanta ( 1936 )
by Lewis " Buck " Crook

" It should be evident by now that an artist is said to be original exactly when he takes up the challenge of tradition and makes us see something more than we already know. In that sense artistic creativity elicits a sense of relevance from tradition. The creative artist makes us see the position we occupy within tradition; he raises both the question of the ontology of art and of its historicity. "

Demetri Porphyrios

" Classical Architecture " (Andreas Papadakis Publisher)

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House in Paces Valley Road, Buckhead, Georgia
by James Means ( 1959 )

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Residence in Palm Beach, Florida
Residential Architect Award 2001
by Ferguson, Shamamian & Rattner

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Published at Golden Coast Publishing Company

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" Villa Juanita ", West Paces Ferry Road
Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
by Pringle & Smith ( 1923 )

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Swan House,Buckhead, Georgia
by Philip Tramell Shutze

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Mansour Residence, Ann Maria Island, Florida
by Cooper Johnson Smith Architects

Traditional architecture and city-building imply a sense of modesty and humility of the individual creator within the sacred creation of the universe, as well as the powerful intuition that concepts of beauty, harmony, justice, truth, rightness are imbedded in permanence and universality.

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Brighton Road, Atlanta ( 1928 )
by Lewis " Buck " Crook

After a serious fire damage, the house was restored to its original state by Atlanta architect Norman Askins

Photo by Van Jones Martin
( " Classic Atlanta " )