Quotes: architecture

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  • Ben Nicholson
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    If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it.
  • Arne Jacobsen
    Arne Jacobsen
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    In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.
  • Henry Watton
    Henry Watton
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    In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.
  • Dan Cruickshank
    Dan Cruickshank
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    In short, the building becomes a theatrical demonstration of its functional ideal. In this romanticism, high-tech architecture is, of course, no different in spirit - if totally different in form - from all the romantic architecture of the past.
  • Bjarke Ingels
    Bjarke Ingels
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    In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to live our lives.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
    John Ruskin
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    It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have... insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright
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    Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture.
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
    Bayard Taylor
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    Melrose is the finest remaining specimen of Gothic architecture in Scotland. Some of the sculptured flowers in the cloister arches are remarkably beautiful and delicate, and the two windows - the south and east oriels - are of a lightness and grace of execution really surprising.
  • Bernard Tschumi
    Bernard Tschumi
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    My apartment reflects my views as an architect. It is minimal, austere. The architecture doesn't impose itself upon you. The apartment is a stage for other things to take place.
  • Ben van Berkel
    Ben van Berkel
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    My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also for architecture. It was a valuable lesson.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright
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    Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
  • Alvar Aalto
    Alvar Aalto
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    Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
  • Clark Kenneth
    Clark Kenneth
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    Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
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    Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
    Source: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (2012) 38