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Friday, March 1, 2013

Inspiration To Draw From: A Collection of Quotes About Architecture & Design

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." 
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Architecture is visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves." - Julia Morgan

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill

"I call architecture frozen music." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods and men, to put man into possession of his own Earth.  It is at least the geometric pattern of things, of life, of the human and social world.  It is, at best, that magic framework of reality that we sometimes touch upon when we use the word 'order'."  - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Architecture is the plant fertilizer of our lives; it is the way to be a big, great-tasting tomato." - Robert Sullivan

"The first gesture of an architect is to draw a perimeter; in other words, to separate the microclimate from the macro space outside.  This in itself is a sacred act.  Architecture in itself conveys this idea of limiting space.  It's a limit between the finite and the infinite." - Mario Botta

"The great thing about being an architect is that you can walk into your dreams."  - Harold E. Wagoner

"Less is more." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"More is more."  - Robert Venturi

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  1. Nice info. Architecture is reliant on present tendencies. People desire their structures to incorporate the newest and greatest advances in architectural design, but maintain a classic sense that will double-check the look is in, no matter what year it is.
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  2. All Architects Borrow, Great Architects Steal. Alvar Aalto