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

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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.
Can someone explain.
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14 Oct 2008, 13:31
IMO A
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14 Oct 2008, 13:35
is it B? (E is too strong B actually)
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14 Oct 2008, 13:42
If inviting + functional -------> then unobtrusive. This does not mean that it cannot be unobtrusive without being either inviting or being functional. So, B is out. What logically follows is that if architects use their egos they will not make functional buildings---- basically an assumption made by the author. Therefore, E is correct.
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14 Oct 2008, 16:14
I would go with E too
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14 Oct 2008, 23:51
OA?
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15 Oct 2008, 07:00
handikap wrote:
OA?

OA is B
Since B is the only choice which is in the scope and rest are extreme answer choices or OOS
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# A work of architecture, if it is to be both inviting and

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