Michael Graves Quotes


17 Michael Graves quotes:



"If I have a style, I am not aware of it."
"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function."
"In designing hardware to be used every day, it was important to keep both the human aspects and the machine in mind. What looks good also often feels good."
"I don't believe in morality in architecture."
"It was always my goal to 'up the ante' on good design and rye devoted much of my career to this."
"I have a requirement for myself in making designations of elements. I need to have full language and I do not want the language to be only space."
"I have no requirements for a style of architecture."
"I don't care what people call me,labels have the negative value of making smaller boundaries for people."
"The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth."
"I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that poetry or music or painting is invention."
"This is one of the few things that would make me instantly drop Northwest as a carrier of choice."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Choice Quotes
"Design has nothing to do with economic class. If I were designing for Cartier or Tiffany, I would expend the same energy."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"As an architect I've always believed that what can make a domestic setting truly home is the infusion of a cultural dimension."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"It really warmed my heart,"
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"The daughter said, 'Look at these things -- these are terrific.' The mother agreed, 'These are really cool things. I'd buy a tea kettle if they had one.'"
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Mother Quotes
"I think it's a really good way to get people to come up here. It's good to expand your mind by meeting people of other countries and beliefs, a good experience."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"At the time we were planning the building, ... Joyce wanted to include a sensory park. But the budget wouldn't let us do both projects, so we agreed to work on the park when there was money to do so."
Author: Graves Quotes Category: Planning Quotes



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