quote by Jane Jacobs

To approach a city, or even a city neighborhood, as if it were a larger architectural problem, capable of being given order by converting it into a disciplined work of art, is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results of such profound confusion between art and life are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.

— Jane Jacobs

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I have tried to get close to the frontier between architecture and sculpture and to understand architecture as an art.


Architecture and art quote You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, wil
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
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Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.

Architecture and art quote The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
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Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own earth

The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.

Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves andthe world, and this mediation takes place through the senses


Architecture and art quote There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Beauty or beast, the modern skyscraper is a major force with a strong magnetic field. It draws into its physical being all of the factors that propel and characterize modern civilization. The skyscraper is the point where art and the city meet.

Art should be created for life, not for the museum

I really like the city of Vienna. I like its art, its music and its architecture. In short, I like the culture that Vienna represents. What really captures me is the period around 1900 - the time of Freud, Schnitzler and Klimt. This is the period in which the modern view of mind was born.

Architecture and art quote Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them.

.. Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.

The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.


Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.

Architecture and art quote I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any ot
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.

In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done.

If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures.

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

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

Architecture and art quote Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.


Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language.

It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works.

Of course there is a lot of fluidity now between art, architecture and fashion - a lot more cross-pollination in the disciplines, but this isn't about competition, it's about collaboration and what these practices and processes can contribute to one another.

Architecture and art quote Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

You can't make an architect. But you can open the doors and windows toward the light as you see it.

The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.

Art is a jealous mistress; and if a man have a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.


Architecture and art quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through

I don't think of form as a kind of architecture.

The architecture is the result of the forming. It is the kinesthetic and visual sense of position and wholeness that puts the thing into the realm of art.

Everyone should be able to build, and as long as this freedom to build does not exist, the present-day planned architecture cannot be considered art at all.

Architecture and art quote The noblest art is that of making others happy.
The noblest art is that of making others happy.

I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.

I believe very strongly, and have fought since many years ago - at least over 30 years ago - to get architecture not just within schools, but architecture talked about under history, geography, science, technology, art.


In New York, the impact of these concentrated superskyscrapers on street scale and sunlight, on the city's aniquated support systems, circulation, and infrastructure, on its already tenuous livability, overrides any aesthetic. ... Art becomes worthless in a city brutalized by overdevelopment.

Architecture and art quote Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what
Passion is the art of suffering for what you love; instead of settling for what you don't.

Architecture is like a mythical fantastic.

It has to be experienced. It can't be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.

There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.

The details are the very source of expression in architecture.

But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.

Architecture and art quote Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art remind you that you have one.

Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.


I believe that sensory pleasure should take precedence over intellectual pleasure in art and architecture.

A part of all art is to make silence speak.

The things left out in painting, the note withheld in music, the void in architecture - all are as necessary and as active as the utterance itself.

Architecture falls between art and airports.

It's pragmatic-it helps you get from point A to point B. But it also works as art. It makes you think twice. It inspires you. It brings you back to yourself.

Unless you took courses in architecture, engineering, or pre-med, the rest of your liberal arts education hardly prepares you for life as the business warrior and champion you envision yourself to be.