Arthur Erickson

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    After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared.
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    Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
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    Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
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    Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture.
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    Builders eventually took advantage of the look of modernism to build cheaply and carelessly.
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    Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
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    Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?
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    God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit.
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    Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
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    I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
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    Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
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    In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
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    Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
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    It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
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    Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over.
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