Best 673 of Architecture quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

Justin Matthew Vance

Design is fluid. It's liquid. It moves like water and fills every space...

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lionel Trilling

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alexander Mccall Smith

...Pat wondered what inspiration an artist might find in the attempts of twenty-first-century architects to impose their phallic triumphs on the cityscape. Had any artist ever painted a contemporary glass block, for instance, or any other product of architectural brutalism that had laid its crude hands here and there upon the city?...If a building did not lend itself to being painted, then surely that must be because it was inherently ugly, whatever its claims to utility. And if it was ugly, then what was it doing in this delicately beautiful city?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lewis Mumford

The Fujiyama of Architecture?at once a lofty mountain and a national shrine.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Correa

Certainly architecture is concerned with much more than just its physical attributes. It is a many-layered thing. Beneath and beyond the strata of function and structure, materials and texture, lie the deepest and most compulsive layers of all.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Libba Bray

Every city is a ghost. New buildings rise upon the bones of the old so that each shiny steel bean, each tower of brick carries within it the memories of what has gone before, an architectural haunting. Sometimes you can catch a glimpse of these former incarnations in the awkward angle of a street or filigreed gate, an old oak door peeking out from a new facade, the plaque commemorating the spot that was once a battleground, which became a saloon and is now a park.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Plutarch

Lycurgus was of opinion that ornaments were so far from advantaging them in their counsels, that they were rather an hindrance, by diverting their attention from the business before them to statues and pictures, and roofs curiously fretted, the usual embellishments of such places amongst the other Greeks.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Catherine Deneuve

I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hugh Dalton

Are not the worst examples of architecture to be found in private enterprise in cheap jerry-built homes?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bernard Rudofsky

There is much to learn from architecture before it became an expert's art.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Boyd

The suburb was the major element of Australian society.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ruskin

It is perhaps the principal admirableness of the Gothic schools of architecture, that they receive the results of the labour of inferior minds; and out of fragments full of imperfectionraise up a stately and unaccusable whole.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Howard Mansfield

The [commercial] strip is marketed with the come-on of comfort (the Comfort Inn) and with the promise of a home on the road, a home where nobody knows your name and they're glad to see you as long as you can pay. The strip lives in the contradiction of the name Home Depot—domesticity on a gargantuan scale. Home—"a person's native place," "at ease," "deep; to the heart," says the dictionary, and Depot, "a storehouse or a 'warehouse.'" (Warehouse of the Heart?)

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ruskin

No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Moby

If you're inclined to dismiss L.A. as a place of unrelenting vapidity and generic 1980s architecture, then you're doing yourself and L.A. a huge disservice, and you're just not looking hard enough.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Judith Clancy

Integrating the beauty of seasonal change into the residence was a concept that remains true even today even in the more cramped, inner city machiya.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Emilio Ambasz

When an architect is asked what his best building is, he usually answers, "The next one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Madeleine Vionnet

I only like decoration if it plays second to the architecture of a dress.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jonathan Hale

When the old way of seeing was displaced, a hollowness came into architecture. Our buildings show a constant effort to fill that void, to recapture that sense of life which was once to be found in any house or shed. Yet the sense of place is not to be recovered through any attitude, device, or style, but through the principles of pattern, spirit, and context." - Jonathan Hale, The Old Way of Seeing, 1994

By Anonym 16 Sep

Antal Szerb

I have to tell you about these things from the past, because they are so important. The really important things usually lie in the distant past. And until you know about them, if you'll forgive my saying so, you will always to some extent a mere newcomer in my life. When I was at High School my favourite pastime was walking. Or rather, loitering. If we are talking about my adolescence, it's the more accurate word. Systematically, one by one, I explored all the districts of Pest. I relished the special atmosphere of every quarter and every street. Even now I can still find the same delight in houses that I did then. In this respect I've never grown up. Houses have so much to say to me. For me, they are what Nature used to be to the poets - or rather, what the poets thought of as Nature. But best of all I loved the Castle Hill District of Buda. I never tired of its ancient streets. Even in those days old things attracted me more than new ones. For me the deepest truth was found only in things suffused with the lives of many generations, which hold the past as permanently as mason Kelemen's wife buried in the high tower of Deva.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ettore Sottsass

My furniture is an exercise in architecture or architectural mood.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Pawson

Architecture isn't just about creating new buildings, sometimes its about retuning what's already there.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Erol Ozan

In time, all great masterpieces turn into shameless creatures who laugh at their creators.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Minoru Yamasaki

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Buzz Aldrin

Space architectures capable of supporting a permanent human presence on Mars are extraordinarily complex, with many different interdependent systems.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zaha Hadid

There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen Kanner

When you feel the architecture just click, as though it couldn't have been anything else, it's due to a true understanding of the site and the plan and section.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Zachman

Architecture enable you to accommodate complexity and change. If you don't have Enterprise Architecture, your enterprise is not going to be viable in a increasingly complex and changing external environment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Pawson

Minimalism is not defined by what is not there but by the rightness of what is and the richness with which this is experienced.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Robert Louis Stevenson

Literature, although it stands apart by reason of the great destiny and general use of its medium in the affairs of men, is yet an art like other arts. Of these we may distinguish two great classes: those arts, like sculpture, painting, acting, which are representative, or as used to be said very clumsily, imitative; and those, like architecture, music, and the dance, which are self-sufficient, and merely presentative.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Russell Lynes

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kiran Nagarkar

The only way a man could defy time was to leave behind buildings that would not die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Louis Sullivan

Our architecture reflects truly as a mirror.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Richard Meier

We are all affected by Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Mies van der Rohe. But no less than Bramante, Borromini, and Bernini. Architecture is a tradition, a long continuum. Whether we break with tradition or enhance it, we are still connected to that past. We evolve.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daryl Hall

I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Tom Mcdonough

We must change life,' the poet [Rimbaud] had written, and so the Situationists set out to transform everyday life in the modern world through a comprehensive program that included above all else the construction of 'situations' -- defined in 1958 as moments of life 'concretely and deliberately constructed by the collective organization of a unitary ambiance and a play of events' -- but that also necessary entailed the supersession of philosophy, the realization of art, the abolition of politics, and the fall of the 'spectacle-commodity economy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Taylor

That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Peter Eisenman

The architecture we remember is that which never consoles or comforts us.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jessica Hawkins

What are you thinking?” he asked in a disarmingly gentle tone. “That the city looks different depending on whom I’m seeing it with.” He nodded easily, as if this same thought had occurred to him. “I notice different things,” I continued. “Like with you, I pay more attention to the details of the buildings – the textures, the colors, the people standing in front of them. The reflections are different.” “Reflections?” he asked quietly. “They are.” I watched our bodies morph and distort in the window of an empty bank. “You’re there,” I said. “That’s how they’re different.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kary Mullis

Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Roy Lichtenstein

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Tadao Ando

The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Green

Inside the building, the sun lights up segments of the rotting wooden floor through the many holes in the roof. As I look for her, I register things: the soggy floorboards. The smell of almonds, like her. An old claw-footed bathtub in a corner. So many holes everywhere that this place is simultaneously inside and outside.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Nouvel

I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Moshe Safdie

Architecture should be rooted in the past, and yet be part of our own time and forward looking.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Reid

The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Henri Matisse

Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Samuel Mockbee

The hand expresses what the heart already knows.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Edward Tufte

We shouldn’t abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Smithson

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