Quotations on Architecture

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When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Nature, Architecture, Culture)

There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Art, Time, Age, Architecture, Civilization, First)

What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Equality, Women, Architecture, Being, Reality)

The art of dancing stands at the source of all the arts that express themselves first in the human person. The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they unite.
- Henry Ellis
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Lie, Beginning, Building, Dancing, End, First)

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Expression, Vice)

Liquid architecture. It's like jazz - you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it's a way of - for me, it's a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.
- Frank Gehry
(Keywords: Work, Architecture, Jazz, Play, Trying)

We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that.
- Levon Helm
(Keywords: Love, Architecture, Doubt)

If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Building)

I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people.
- Donna Karan
(Keywords: Love, Architecture, People, Development, Building, Fashion, Space)

The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical.
- Maya Lin
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Want)

I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.
- Gates McFadden
(Keywords: Love, Architecture, Gardening, Music, Pretty)

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack
(Keywords: Art, Architecture, Dance, Film, Painting, Photography, Writing)

My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.
- Richard Rogers
(Keywords: Life, Architecture, Quality, People, Effect, Enjoyment, Passion, Reason)

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.
- John Ruskin
(Keywords: Life, Architecture, Eye, Spirit)

Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature, and a little later to architecture. And I think it's still coming to computer science.
- Larry Wall
(Keywords: Music, Science, Architecture, Computer, Literature, Post)

Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Keywords: Government, Architecture, Chicago, Result, Will, World)









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