Architecture is a small piece of this human equation, but for those of us who practice it, we believe in its potential to make a difference, to enlighten and to enrich the human experience, to penetrate the barriers of misunderstandin g and provide a beautiful context for life's drama.— Frank Gehry
Terrific Beautiful Architecture quotations
One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.
If you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
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.
When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them.
.. Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.
There is a deep human need for beauty and if you ignore that need in architecture your buildings will not last
Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.
I think the chance of finding beauty is higher if you don't work on it directly.
Beauty in architecture is driven by practicality. This is what you learn from studying the old townscapes of the Swiss farmers.
The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
...Nature builds up her refined and invisible architecture, with a delicacy eluding our conception, yet with a symmetry and beauty which we are never weary of admiring.
If you foolishly ignore beauty, then you will soon find yourself without it.
Architecture is not about building the impossible, which we can do if we have enough money and enough tools and enough computers. It is about building what is appropriate and about attaining beauty through such an approach. I describe this premise as 'inherent buildability', and I believe it is central to what I do.
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.
Architecture is for the young. If our teenagers don't get architecture - if they are not inspired, (then) we won't have the architecture that we must have if this country is going to be beautiful.
Good architecture is still the difficult, conscientious, creative, expressive planning for that elusive synthesis that is a near-contradiction in terms: efficiency and beauty.
The first principle of architectural beauty is that the essential lines of a construction be determined by a perfect appropriateness to its use.
My weakness ... is architecture. I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body.
Chicago is a beautiful city - the architecture, the food, everything in the city is awesome.
Bill Sofield has the ability to understand the architecture of a space and how to utilize it in the most beautiful way. He can create completely different styles for his clients based on who they are and what their taste is. Our efforts have always been collaborative, and I value what he brings to the table architecturally and aesthetically.
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture.
Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
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.
When most objects are truly functional, this technological age, which is just beginning, will be truly civilised. When all objects in this country are truly functional, Australia will be as beautiful in its own way as classical Greece.
Architecture is supposed to complete nature.
Great architecture makes nature more beautiful-it gives it power.
Design is where science and art break even.
The beauty of my profession [architecture] lies in its randomness and surprise.
And don't think I can choose my projects. I have to build what's offered to me.
Drill and uniforms impose an architecture on the crowd.
An army's beautiful. But that's not all; it panders to lower instincts than the aesthetic. The spectacle of human beings reduced to automatism satisfies the lust for power. Looking at mechanized slaves, one fancies oneself a master.
One of my weekend hobbies is to go look at old houses when there are open houses around here. Just to go look at the architecture. And you can see how many houses were built around 1977, the year where everyone said, "Let's put in these aluminum windows instead of beautiful hand-made wood ones."
Beauty isn't what I'm primarily interested in [in architecture].
I think appropriateness is more important.
The drama embraces and applies all the beauties and decorations of poetry.
The sister arts attend and adorn it. Painting, architecture, and music are her handmaids. The costliest lights of a people's intellect burn at her show. All ages welcome her.
The British love permanence more than they love beauty.
The elms of New England! They are as much a part of her beauty as the columns of the Parthenon were the glory of its architecture.
True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.
I love walking along Leiths waterfront and wandering around some of New Towns beautiful streets and squares, with their gorgeous Georgian architecture.
Quebec City is the most European of any city in North America, they speak French all the time. There is a part of town called Old Quebec which is really like being in France. The architecture is just gorgeous, food, shopping. I'd say Quebec city is the most beautiful city in North America I've seen.