Architecture Quotes

 Architecture is the art of how to waste space. 
Author: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1906  - d. 25 January 2005
  
 In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry. 
Author: Sir Christopher Wren
Nationality: English
b. 20 October 1632  - d. 25 February 1723
  
 If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality. 
Author: Walter Adolph Georg Gropius
Nationality: German
b. 18 May 1883  - d. 05 July 1969
  
 Modern man has developed a kind of Gallup-poll mentality, relying on quantity instead of quality and yielding to expediency instead of building a new faith. 
Author: Walter Adolph Georg Gropius
Nationality: German
b. 18 May 1883  - d. 05 July 1969
  
 Variety of uniformities makes complete beauty. 
Author: Sir Christopher Wren
Nationality: English
b. 20 October 1632  - d. 25 February 1723
  
 You can draw any kind of pictures you like on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra or Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis you have to hack your way with a meat axe. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 Frank Lloyd Wright's inverted oatmeal dish and silo with their awkward cantilevering, their jaundiced skin and the ingenious spiral ramp leading down past the abstractions which mirror the tortured maladjustments of our time. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 It is the most hideous waterfront structure ever inflicted on a city by a combination of architectural conceit and official bad taste. the Cathedral of Asphalt. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 Here the skeptic finds chaos and the believer further evidence that the hand that made us is divine. 
Author: Robert Moses
Nationality: American
b. 12 December 1888  - d. 29 July 1981
  
 Architecture aims at Eternity. 
Author: Sir Christopher Wren
Nationality: English
b. 20 October 1632  - d. 25 February 1723
  
 The purpose of my trip was to study the picture gallery in the Court Museum, but I had eyes for scarcely anything but the Museum itself. From morning until late at night, I ran from one object of interest to another, but it was always the buildings which held my primary interest. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 In a few days I myself knew that I should some day become an architect. To be sure, it was an incredibly hard road; for the studies I had neglected out of spite at the Realschule were sorely needed. One could not attend the Academy's architectural school without having attended the building school at the Technic, and the latter required a high-school degree. I had none of all this. The fulfillment of my artistic dream seemed physically impossible. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 In the life of nations, what in the last resort decided questions, is a kind of Judgment Court of God. Always before God and in the world the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills.  
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul. 
Author: Ernest Dimnet
Nationality: American
b. 09 July 1866  - d.  December 1954
  
 The painters have every advantage over us today. Besides being able to tear up their failures - we never can seem to grow ivy fast enough - their materials cost them nothing. They have no committees of laymen telling them what to do. They have no deadlines, no budgets. We are all sickeningly familiar with the final cuts to our plans at the last moment. Why not take out the landscaping, the retaining walls, the colonnades? The building would be just as useful and much cheaper. True, an architect leads a hard life - for an artist. 
Author: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1906  - d. 25 January 2005
  
 I like Houston. It's the last great 19th-century city. Houston has a spirit about it that is truly American, an optimism. People there aren't afraid to try something new. 
Author: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 8 July 1906  - d. 25 January 2005
  
 Architecture begins where engineering ends. 
Author: Walter Adolph Georg Gropius
Nationality: German
b. 18 May 1883  - d. 05 July 1969
  
 Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning. 
Author: Walter Adolph Georg Gropius
Nationality: German
b. 18 May 1883  - d. 05 July 1969
  
 Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society. 
Author: Walter Adolph Georg Gropius
Nationality: German
b. 18 May 1883  - d. 05 July 1969
  
 Specialists are people who always repeat the same mistakes. 
Author: Walter Adolph Georg Gropius
Nationality: German
b. 18 May 1883  - d. 05 July 1969
  




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