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Z - Pg. 269

Z Zeitgeist 269 The moral and intellectual trends of a given era. Taken from the German words zeit meaning `time' and geist meaning `spirit', the term literally means `the spirit of the age'. The zeitgeist in architecture can be reflected in the choice of materials, colours forms and other stylistic references. Pictured is Renzo Piano's NeMo (National Centre for Science and Technology) building in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is designed as a prow of a ship rising from the bay.