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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

QOTD - Architecture Quotes

Quotes are great because they can distill ideas very efficiently.
Even though famous quotes are very popular, few people manage to create their own personal quote catalog. I am not a quote collector myself, but I always love reading quotes that I found from nearly every media: magazines, newspapers, or the Internet. My favorite popular science magazine has this tradition of ending every article with a more or less suitable quote relating to the article. I find several benefits in maintaining a personal collection of favorite quotes, famous or otherwise, at the very least they keep you entertained.
So here they are, several architecture quotes that I find both inspiring and amusing!

Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music.
Friedrich von Schelling 
(thus, the picture above)

All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
Philip Johnson

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
Philip Johnson
(Boy, Philip Johnson is a bitter man, isn't he?)

Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we’ve both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.
Philip Johnson
( ...and sarcastic, too!)

There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through.
Dan Rice

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. Frank Lloyd Wright 

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