I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.

— Luis Barragan

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Art is made by the alone for the alone.

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Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

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My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

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All architecture, which does not express serenity, fails in its spiritual mission. Thus, it has been a mistake to abandon the shelter of walls for the inclemency of large areas of glass.

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The Art of Seeing. It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean, to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.

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Any work of architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake.

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In alarming proportions the following words have disappeared from architectural publications: beauty, inspiration, magic, sorcery, enchantment, and also serenity, mystery, silence, privacy, astonishment. All of these have found a loving home in my soul.

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Only in intimate communion with solitude may man find himself.

Solitude is good company and my architecture is not for those who fear or shun it.

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In the creation of a garden, the architect invites the partnership of the Kingdom of Nature. In a beautiful garden the majesty of nature is ever present, but it is nature reduced to human proportions and thus transformed into the most efficient haven against the aggressiveness of contemporary life.

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Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.

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I believe that architects should design gardens to be used, as much as the houses they build, to develop a sense of beauty and the taste and inclination toward the fine arts and other spiritual values.

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Don't ask me about this building or that one, don't look at what I do, see what I see.

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About Luis Barragan

Quotes 14 sayings
Nationality Mexican
Profession Architect
Birthday October 16

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

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