It is an undoubted fact, that although our senses of touch and sight be for the time dead, yet our sleeping thoughts, and the visionary scenes that pass before us, will be influenced and materially influenced, by the mere silent presence of some external object; which may not have been near us when we closed our eyes: and of whose vicinity we have had no waking consciousness.
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Often it’s one of our engineers or designers or visionaries, and sometimes it’s just me.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
Spearheaded by visionary architects such as William Le Baron Jenney, Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson, Daniel Burnham, and John Root, the new architecture stripped away incidental ornamentation.