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# A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and

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19 Aug 2008, 22:36
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A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?

(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.

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19 Aug 2008, 22:51
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hibloom wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.

IMO E)

A) just repeats statement is passage "if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive"
C) Repeat "They have let their strong personalities take over their work ... "
D) Does not follow the passage correctly
E) Nicely sums up everything.
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20 Aug 2008, 03:16
I agree with E. Others simply repeat what is stated in the original paragraph.
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20 Aug 2008, 04:55
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hibloom wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.

I would go B.

(A) The passage says if X then Y. The answer says If Y then X.
(B) CORRECT. If modern architects violate the first sentence, then they must create obtrusive buildings
(C) Goes too far. Passage never said these architects can't. It says they don't.
(D) The passage says if X then Y. The answer says If Y then X.
(E) Here, the architectural work can express an architect's personality as long he/she doesn't let the personality run wild.
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20 Aug 2008, 05:24
Between E and B, I feel E is an assumption, whereas B states the outcome. IMO B. I have not selected E because if I negate the statement in E, conclusion fails to substantiate.
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20 Aug 2008, 08:29
A. there is no definition about unobtrusive --- incorrect
B. correct
C. there is no information regarding this
D. there is no information regarding this
E. there is no information regarding this
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20 Aug 2008, 08:54
I still feel B is only a rephrase, its not a inference . "They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional..."

Whats the OA?
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20 Aug 2008, 11:43
OA is B
but its still not clear to me
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21 Aug 2008, 17:31
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here is what i think :

lemme concentrate on E and B as they are the fav.

B : it logically follows ; it is not something stated directly but something that one has to deduce.

The argument gives below statements :

work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment
Modern architects have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

---> Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not (not functional for public use) unobtrusive.

E is quite a strong statement in saying that something "cannot" happen ; the author just says that "architects have let their strong personalities take over their work" it doesn't mean that "work of architecture cannot express its architect’s personality and at the same time be functional for public use."
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21 Aug 2008, 22:36
stallone wrote:
B
here is what i think :

lemme concentrate on E and B as they are the fav.

B : it logically follows ; it is not something stated directly but something that one has to deduce.

The argument gives below statements :

work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment
Modern architects have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

---> Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not (not functional for public use) unobtrusive.

E is quite a strong statement in saying that something "cannot" happen ; the author just says that "architects have let their strong personalities take over their work" it doesn't mean that "work of architecture cannot express its architect’s personality and at the same time be functional for public use."

I picked up E too but I agree that between E and B, E is too strong. Thanks stallone.
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21 Aug 2008, 23:21
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hibloom wrote:
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.
Which one of the statements below follows logically from the statements in the passage?
(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional.
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.

IMO E)

A) just repeats statement is passage "if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive"
C) Repeat "They have let their strong personalities take over their work ... "
D) Does not follow the passage correctly
E) Nicely sums up everything.

its B

as the premise states strong personalities while E states architect’s personality

it makes a lot of difference
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18 Nov 2010, 10:08
answer is b as it is supported by both premises,also e is too extreme as it talks abt all archirects in general while the passage speaks only abt modern architects
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18 Nov 2010, 20:19
this is a inference type question, in above statements no conclusion.
Modern architects….violated this precept meaning Modern architects produced buildings that are not unobstrusive.

(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional. (distinction between work of architect & modern architect)
(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public.(modern architect with strong personality is discussed)
(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use. (functions well for public use meaning is too specific)
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use (1st part is wrong & 2nd part right).

counter arguments most welcome
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19 Nov 2010, 09:58
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19 Nov 2010, 13:44
A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and functional for public use, must be unobtrusive, taking second place to the total environment. Modern architects, plagued by egoism, have violated this precept. They have let their strong personalities take over their work, producing buildings that are not functional for public use.

(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.

B is the only which support.. this is like a must true / support question
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23 Nov 2010, 08:38
I agree that E is strong. But B is just a repetition of the sentence in different words.
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17 Jun 2011, 05:19
IMO its D not B.

(A) Unobtrusive architecture is both inviting and functional. -
For arch to be inviting and functional it has to be unobtrusive ..bt just an arch is unobtrusive does nt mean its inviting n....

(B) Modern architects who let their strong personalities take over their work produce buildings that are not unobtrusive.
Last line states architects who let their strong personalities take over produce bldgs that are nt functional.Now if we refer to option A we see that just an archictecture is unobtrusive does nt mean its inviting or functional.IF A is wrong then B is also wrong....Cos it reframes the original stmt wrongly...

(C) An architect with a strong personality cannot produce buildings that functional well for the public

Easily wrong

(D) A work of architecture that takes second place to the environment functions well for public use.

Original line clearly states that functional inviting , unobtrusive ..taking second place in env...I think it can be assumed safely that anything that takes the second place is inviting ,functional and unobtrusive......
(E) A work of architecture cannot simultaneously express its architect’s personality and be functional for public use.
Here in teh passage it is sed for the architects whose personality takes over their work..It does nt talk abt exressing the personality only....so shud be ignored..

Anyone who is seeing a conflict kindly revert...
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18 Jun 2011, 01:10
It has a double negative, namely not unobtrusive. If you remove the double negative it suggests that
Modern architects make buildings that are obtrusive
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23 Nov 2011, 00:49
good one this...B
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23 Nov 2011, 03:38
IMO B. B can be clearly logically drawn from given statement
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