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architecture quotes and sayings

I call architecture frozen music. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When we build, let us think that we build for ever. John Ruskin

All fine architectural values are human vales, else not valuable. Frank Lloyd Wright

A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature. Guillaume Apollinaire

Architecture is inhabited sculpture. Constantin Brancusi

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple. John Ruskin

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders. Marcus Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

Oh Rat's Frank Lloyd Wright

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. Gilbert K. Chesterton

To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that. Martha Graham

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in. Voltaire

Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us. Arthur Erickson

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture. Nancy BanksSmith

When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers. Colleen C. Barrett

Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism? Stephen Bayley

Authors with quotes about architecture
Arthur Erickson
Rem Koolhaas
Michael Graves
Kenzo Tange

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