Anatomy of a view

When we look at a view — or the photographic record of a view — we tend to see the whole before we start to register and analyse the many individual elements comprising the composition. Similarly with architectural space, we encounter it first instinctively, as a totality of mass, light and atmosphere. Immersing oneself in the purity of this whole for as long as possible has the potential to enrich the processes of anatomisation that follow.


John Pawson