Architecture Quotes

307 Architecture quotes:

"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."
"We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it."
"There are some architecture changes that need to be made,"
Author: Gates Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes
"Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo style of 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."
"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself"
"A man that has a taste of music, painting, or architecture, is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts"
"No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple."
"We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears!"
"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over"
"Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all."
"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, and should be wise in season, and not fetter himself with duties which will embitter his day"
"Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider."
"Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within, going abroad only for audience, and spectator, as we adapt our voice and phrase to the distance and character of the ear we speak to"
"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth."
"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness."
"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."
Author: Rohe Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes
"As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple: providing space at the right cost."
Author: Zell Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes
"At a certain point, I just put the building and the art impulse together. I decided that building was a legitimate way to make sculpture."
Author: Puryear Quotes Category: Architecture Quotes American Sculptor Quotes

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