July 11, 2012

The Art of Architecture

John Mattos
"All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space."
- Philip Johnson
Ricardo Martinez
"The space within becomes the reality of the building."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Dongyun Lee
"Architecture aims at Eternity."
- Christopher Wren
Gregory Manchess
"All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Paul Cox
"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Douglas Smith
"The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man."
- Roland Barthes
Yan Nascimbene
"Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
- Thomas Fuller
C.F. Payne
"When one has finished building one's house, one suddenly realizes that in the process one has learned something that one really needed to know in the worst way - before one began."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Bill Sanderson
"Architecture can't fully represent the chaos and turmoil that are part of the human personality, but you need to put some of that turmoil into the architecture, or it isn't real."
- Frank Stella
Chris Gall
"Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gary Kelley
"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."
- Walt Disney
Ted Wright
"Monuments are for the living, not the dead."
- Frank Wedekind
Eric Drooker
"Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise."
- Adolf Loos
Kinuko Y. Craft
"The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose."
- Edward Coke
Tim Bower
"Whatever good things we build end up building us."
- Jim Rohn
Mark Summers
"There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
David Johnson
"And a building must be like a human being. It must have a wholeness about it, something that is very important."
- Minoru Yamasaki
Maria Corte Maidagan
"A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Goni Montes
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
Kent Barton
"Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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