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Human had a long history of showing their will to shape control their surrounding and understanding the natural world Thus it is no surprise that mankind had gone this far in advanced technology By improving our science and technology we are able to understand and research the world This will allow mankind to create more stability thus avoiding some of the effects from great fluctuations of nature forces explore the truth of myths With this theme in mind I find it to be a very common characteristic among the three articles by Rapoport Australian Aborigines And The Definition Of Place Hertzberger Lessons For Student In Architecture and Deyner African Traditional Architecture which could possibly explain the difference in the definition of place both by the author and the locale It is not so much as the level of technology that these cultures exist in but more relevantly the period of technology improvement they are living in which defined their indigenous landscape architectureRapoport believes that Australian Aborigines cooperated with nature rather than to subdue it Rapoport 1980p44 I found this to be a point that is somewhat accurate but not precise The fact that these Australian aborigines did not advance in technology are forced to accept nature as it is As a result they live their lives primitively through myths and stories instead of research and development This is evident when compared to Deyners article explaining that the more advanced this advancement is draw from the fact that these less nomadic Africans do trade and had farms Africans developed more permanent dwellings practical buildings huts which created a clearer boundary to identify their territory However the Africans minute building structures are still primitive and they are only constructed to serve a prime purpose like say a small mud granary to store food On the other hand Hertzbergers Lesson for student in Architecture dwell deeper into concept of space and how we divide and articulate building structures
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