Quotes and Sayings about Architecture



"The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on."
- Mukesh Ambani
(Related: Architecture, Growth, Will)

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Music, Dancing, Writing)

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

"The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Change, Will, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Nature, Architecture, Culture)

"Without this spirit, Modernist architecture cannot fully exist. Since there is often a mismatch between the logic and the spirit of Modernism, I use architecture to reconcile the two."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Logic, Spirit)

"Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, Connection, Reason)

"I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, People, Future)

"I believe that the way people live can be directed a little by architecture."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Architecture, People)

"One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Architecture, People, Beach, Favorite, Vacation, Water)

"There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

"My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture)

"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture, Gardening)

"Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Architecture, Art, Being, Emotion, Environment)

"All real education is the architecture of the soul."
- William Bennett
(Related: Architecture, Education, Soul)

"Architecture is inhabited sculpture."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: Architecture, Sculpture)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Equality, Women, Architecture, Being, Reality)

"Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Architecture, Music, Work, Literature, Man)

"Architecture theory is very interesting."
- David Byrne
(Related: Architecture, Theory)

"A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Architecture, Poetry, Dress, Man, Painting, Schools)

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Fashion)

"Convinced as I am and as I am from my government that the world needs a new moral architecture over all I believe that this should be the first topic to debate in our world of today, ethics, moral."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: Architecture, Government, Debate, Ethics, First, Needs, Today, World)

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Architecture, Clouds, Rules)

"I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Architecture, Acting, Planning, Right)

"All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Architecture, Art, Sunset)

"The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Architecture, Politics, Work)

"The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Architecture, Work, People)

"Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process."
- Kenneth Clark
(Related: Architecture, Inventions, Man, Opera)

"The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Architecture)

"The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Architecture, Infinity)

"To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Architecture, Order)

"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light."
- Le Corbusier
(Related: Architecture, Light)

"The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Architecture, Art, Beauty)

"I would have liked maybe to be in architecture or painting, something connected to the fine arts."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Architecture, Painting)

"I would fix other people's lines if they asked me on occasion. The hard part of writing is the architecture of it, getting the story and structuring it. Not the tweaking of lines."
- William Devane
(Related: Architecture, People, Writing)

"Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul."
- Ernest Dimnet
(Related: Architecture, Soul)

"In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Architecture, Design, Idea)

"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
(Related: Art, Architecture, Lie, Beginning, Building, Dancing, End, First)

"Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Space, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Art, Architecture, Expression, Vice)

"Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Enemy)

"Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?"
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Spirit)

"We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Choice, Research)

"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Work, Chance, Poor, Today, Worth)

"Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Vitality)

"Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Building, Theory)

"The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Europe)

"The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Beginning, Quiet, Voice)

"The job of buildings is to improve human relations: architecture must ease them, not make them worse."
- Ralph Erskine
(Related: Architecture, Job)

"The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Architecture, Trust, Folly, Pleasure)

"The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Architecture, Government, Science, Civilization, Agriculture, Literature, Painting)

"Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, England, states, United)

"French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Design, Community)

"The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Living)

"The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Detail, English, Light)

"The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Formula, Logic)

"Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Flexibility, Today)

"Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Architecture, Community)

"I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can't remember us working it out."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Architecture, College, School, Songs)

"As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement."
- Jesse James Garrett
(Related: Successful, May, Want, World)

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness."
- Frank Gehry
(Related: Architecture, Time)

"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
(Related: Work, Architecture, Jazz, Play, Trying)

"I call architecture frozen music."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Architecture, Music)

"When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Architecture, Actions, Now)

"I don't believe in morality in architecture."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Morality)

"The dialogue of architecture has been centered too long around the idea of truth."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Truth, Idea)

"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."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Music, Poetry, Truth, Invention, Painting)

"I have no requirements for a style of architecture."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture, Style)

"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function."
- Michael Graves
(Related: Architecture)

"Architecture begins where engineering ends."
- Walter Gropius
(Related: Architecture, Engineering)

"Of the individual poems, some are more lyric and some are more descriptive or narrative. Each poem is fixed in a moment. All those moments written or read together take on the movement and architecture of a narrative."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Architecture, Moments, Poems)

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

"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Architecture, Prose)

"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 clock style of architecture."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Architecture, Country, Style)

"Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Architecture, First, Freedom, Years)

"Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Architecture, Thought, Ideas, Race, Religious, Symbol)

"The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of."
- John Irving
(Related: Architecture, Building)

"Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Architecture, Public)

"In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Architecture, May, Options)

"I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Architecture)

"And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Architecture, Deep, Houses, Necessity, Order, Play, Today, Windows)

"Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Architecture, Life)

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

"If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect's task - his most difficult task - is always that of selecting."
- Arne Jacobsen
(Related: Architecture, Art, Houses, Nothing)

"I strive for an architecture from which nothing can be taken away."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Architecture, Nothing)

"It's my goal to make a building as immaterial as possible. Architecture is a very material thing. It takes a lot of resources, so why not eliminate what you don't need as long as you're able to achieve the same result?"
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Architecture, Goal, Building, Result)

"The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Architecture, Attitude, American, Efficiency, Execution)

"The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Architecture, Integrity, Profession)

"Architecture is the art of how to waste space."
- Philip Johnson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Space, Waste)

"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
(Related: Architecture, Design, Space)

"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul."
- Louis Kahn
(Related: Architecture, Time, Soul, College, Help, Mind, Past)

"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth."
- Louis Kahn
(Related: Architecture, Truth)

"Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became."
- Louis Kahn
(Related: Architecture)

"Architecture is politics."
- Mitchell Kapor
(Related: Architecture, Politics)

"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
(Related: Love, Architecture, People, Development, Building, Fashion, Space)

"People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, People, Nothing)

"The intellectual force of the West is still dominant, but other cultures are getting stronger. I expect that we will develop a new way of thinking in architecture and urban planning, and that less will be based on our models."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Force, Planning, Thinking, Will)

"I'd say that my profession ends where architectural thinking ends - architectural thinking in terms of thinking about programs and organizational structure. These abstractions play a role in many other disciplines, and those disciplines are now defining their 'architectures' as well."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Now, Play, Profession, Thinking)

"Any architectural project we do takes at least four or five years, so increasingly there is a discrepancy between the acceleration of culture and the continuing slowness of architecture."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Culture, Project, Years)

"Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major drivers and has been from the very beginning."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Architecture, Beginning)

"The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up."
- George Lamming
(Related: Architecture, Future)

"All the revision in the world will not save a bad first draft: for the architecture of the thing comes, or fails to come, in the first conception, and revision only affects the detail and ornament, alas!"
- T. E. Lawrence
(Related: Architecture, Detail, First, Will, World)

"What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?"
- Bernard Levin
(Related: Architecture, War, Pain, World, World war)

"To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture, History)

"Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture, Idea, Winning, Competition)

"I studied architecture in New York. So, really I was very moved, like everyone else, to try to contribute something that has that resonance and profundity of it means to all of us."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Architecture)

"In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Art, Project, Want)

"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
(Related: Art, Architecture, Want)

"Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Art, Monuments)

"Even though I build buildings and I pursue my architecture, I pursue it as an artist. I deliberately keep a tiny studio. I don't want to be an architectural firm. I want to remain an artist."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Artist, Want)

"I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Computer, Logic, Programming)

"I probably spent the first 20 years of my life wanting to be as American as possible. Through my 20s, and into my 30s, I began to become aware of how so much of my art and architecture has a decidedly Eastern character."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Art, Life, Character, American, First, Years)

"I left science, then I went into art, but I approach things very analytically. I choose to pursue both art and architecture as completely separate fields rather than merging them."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Architecture, Art, Science)

"Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Architecture, Art, Monument, Nothing)

"Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Architecture, Man)

"The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish."
- Federico Garcia Lorca
(Related: Architecture, First, Geometry)

"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Architecture, Poetry, Change, Dream, Vision, Future)

"There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons."
- Edwin Lutyens
(Related: Architecture, Will)

"The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Architecture, History, Americans, Building, Name, Today)

"I quit college. I was studying architecture for about a year."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Architecture, College)

"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Architecture, Music, Dancing, Talking)

"The aesthetic of architecture has to be rooted in a broader idea about human activities like walking, relaxing and communicating. Architecture thinks about how these activities can be given added value."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Idea, Value, Walking)

"You might say that when you step inside, you're entering a honorific space, but that's something totally different than experiencing it. And in architecture the experience comes first. That has the deepest effect on us."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Experience, Effect, First, Space)

"But I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behaviour."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Change, Communication, Environment)

"Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Art, Time, Work, Logic, World)

"I'm often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That's impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Architecture, Idea, Old, Today, Visions, World)

"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
(Related: Love, Architecture, Gardening, Music, Pretty)

"An important work of architecture will create polemics."
- Richard Meier
(Related: Architecture, Work, Will)

"Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved."
- Richard Meier
(Related: Architecture, Work, People)

"If you just have a single problem to solve, then fine, go ahead and use a neural network. But if you want to do science and understand how to choose architectures, or how to go to a new problem, you have to understand what different architectures can and cannot do."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Science, Network, Want)

"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves."
- Julia Morgan
(Related: Architecture, Art)

"People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Architecture, Design, People)

"You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Vision, Earth, Heaven)

"If you're into architecture and you're from the West, everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Temple)

"At this present time, matter is still the best way to think of architecture, but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Architecture, Time, Computer, Present, World)

"Each new situation requires a new architecture."
- Jean Nouvel
(Related: Architecture)

"Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture, it's really difficult."
- Robert Palmer
(Related: Architecture, Dancing, Trying)

"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
(Related: Art, Architecture, Dance, Film, Painting, Photography, Writing)

"Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning; by the help of which a judgment is formed of those works which are the result of other arts."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Architecture, Science, Help, Judgment, Learning, Result)

"The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house."
- Thomas Reid
(Related: Architecture, Navigation, Rules)

"In fact, it will be very easy to climb the building because of its shape and architecture."
- Alain Robert
(Related: Architecture, Building, Fact, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Architecture, Quality, People, Effect, Enjoyment, Passion, Reason)

"I believe very strongly, and have fought since many years ago - at least over 30 years ago - to get architecture not just within schools, but architecture talked about under history, geography, science, technology, art."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Architecture, Art, History, Science, Technology, Geography, Schools, Years)

"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(Related: Architecture, Space, Will)

"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(Related: Architecture)

"No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Architecture)

"It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Architecture, Truth, Paradox)

"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
(Related: Life, Architecture, Eye, Spirit)

"Architecture in general is frozen music."
- Friedrich von Schelling
(Related: Architecture, Music)

"We think of enterprise architecture as the process we use for fully describing and mapping business functionality and business requirements and relating them to information systems requirements."
- Tony Scott
(Related: Architecture, Business, Information)

"After about the first Millennium, Italy was the cradle of Romanesque architecture, which spread throughout Europe, much of it extending the structural daring with minimal visual elaboration."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: Architecture, Europe, First, Italy)

"After World War II great strides were made in modern Japanese architecture, not only in advanced technology, allowing earthquake resistant tall buildings, but expressing and infusing characteristics of traditional Japanese architecture in modern buildings."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: Architecture, War, Technology, World, World war)

"Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all."
- Harry Seidler
(Related: Architecture, Inspirational, Business)

"Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Architecture, Design, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Painting)

"Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Architecture, Church, Emotion, Religious)

"Every one who has a heart, however ignorant of architecture he may be, feels the transcendent beauty and poetry of the mediaeval churches."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Architecture, Beauty, Poetry, Heart, Churches, May)

"In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture."
- Nancy Banks Smith
(Related: Architecture, Experience)

"Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues."
- Robert Smithson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Habit, Painting, Sculpture)

"But after the time there I'd had it with fashion again, so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard, which didn't last very long."
- Stephen Sprouse
(Related: Architecture, Time, Fashion, School, Summer)

"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
(Related: Architecture, Chaos, Personality)

"My interest in architecture has always been sculptural. Most of my photography is of architecture."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Architecture, Interest, Photography)

"I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Architecture, College, School, Years)

"I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun."
- James Stewart
(Related: Architecture, College, Fun)

"First, there is the bare beauty of the logs themselves with their long lines and firm curves. Then there is the open charm felt of the structural features which are not hidden under plaster and ornament, but are clearly revealed, a charm felt in Japanese architecture."
- Gustav Stickley
(Related: Architecture, Beauty, Charm, First, Open)

"There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. There is a powerful need for symbolism, and that means the architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Heart)

"I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Development, Duty, Mission, Planning)

"Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society."
- Kenzo Tange
(Related: Architecture, Society, Cities, Importance)

"Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea."
- Yoshio Taniguchi
(Related: Architecture, Hope, Tea, Will)

"But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does, whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Architecture, Music, Time)

"They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Architecture)

"The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in."
- Voltaire
(Related: Architecture, Fight)

"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
(Related: Music, Science, Architecture, Computer, Literature, Post)

"Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican and Democrat presidents to carry out policies."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Architecture, Republican)

"I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see."
- Roger Waters
(Related: Architecture, Silly)

"I take a lot from everywhere. I take from music, architecture, novels, and plays. Anywhere that hits you."
- Alex Winter
(Related: Architecture, Music)

"Architecture aims at Eternity."
- Christopher Wren
(Related: Architecture, Eternity)

"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
(Related: Government, Architecture, Chicago, Result, Will, World)

"Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Architecture, Life, Men, Civilization, Culture)

"Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Architecture, Comfort, Sense, Simplicity)

"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Architecture, Art, Mother, Soul, Civilization)

"Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture."
- James Wyatt
(Related: Architecture, Country)

"If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Architecture, Thought, Influence, Will)

"So what we have tried to do in our later buildings is to try to be completely consistent, as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent. Architecture also must be very consistent."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Architecture)

"Japanese architecture is very much copied in this country and in Europe."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Architecture, Country, Europe)