Architecture And People Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 54 Quotes About Architecture And People

#1. I found myself starting architecture with a deep social, Jewish, liberal conscience, and the belief that architecture is for the people. It was a do-gooder base; I was born and raised that way. I was for blacks, whites, Italians, Poles, whatever. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#2. With the idea that a single creator can build a society wherein a huge number of people will live, Le Corbusier later approached Stalin. In India, he charmed a powerful provincial family and ended up making huge, sculptural relics in Chandigarh. - Author: Masato Otaka
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#3. The show is called 'The Office,' and while it focuses on the people, the architecture of the space is very important. - Author: Brian Baumgartner
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#4. I think New Orleans is such a beautiful city. It looks like a fairytale when you walk through the French Quarter or the Garden District. There is such a lush sense of color, style, architecture - and the people themselves. - Author: Anika Noni Rose
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#5. Sometimes it takes a crisis for people to agree that what is obvious and should have been done years ago, can no longer be postponed ... We must create a new international financial architecture for the global age. - Author: Gordon Brown
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#6. People who started businesses and contributed to patent applications were more likely than their peers to have leisure time hobbies that involved drawing, painting, architecture, sculpture, and literature. - Author: Adam M. Grant
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#7. Of course I believe imaginative architecture can make a difference to people's lives, but I wish it was possible to divert some of the effort we put into ambitious museums and galleries into the basic architectural building blocks of society. - Author: Zaha Hadid
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#8. Architecture is not created by individuals. The genius sketch ... is a myth. Architecture is made by a team of committed people who work together, and in fact, success usually has more to do with dumb determination than with genius. - Author: Joshua Prince-Ramus
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#9. 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. - Author: Oksana Baiul
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#10. The character of the architectural forms and spaces which all people habitually encounter are powerful agencies in determining the nature of their thoughts, their emotions and their actions, however unconscious of this they may be. - Author: Hugh Ferriss
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#11. I believe that dance was the first art. A philosopher has said that dance and architecture were the first arts. I believe that dance was first because it's gesture, it's communication. That doesn't mean it's telling a story, but it means it's communicating a feeling, a sensation to people. - Author: Martha Graham
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#12. We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It's like hunger and thirst - you need them both. - Author: Karl Lagerfeld
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#13. I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city. - Author: Toyo Ito
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#14. People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train. - Author: Marc Newson
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#15. When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old. Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity. - Author: Walter Cronkite
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#16. 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. - Author: Donna Karan
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#17. Do you know how hard and expensive architecture school is? People drop out to go to med school because it's easier. - Author: Andrea Laurence
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#18. The slightest nudge can send a fruit pyramid collapsing into ruin. Perhaps this is why there is so little ancient architecture and art left in the world. Perhaps ancient fat people bumped into buildings and statues and made them fall. Perhaps this is the real reason Rome fell - Author: Becky Siame
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#19. Architecture can't force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive. - Author: Denise Scott Brown
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#20. I believe that artistic activities change people. You do effect change. I see architecture as a political, social and cultural act - that is its primary role. - Author: Thom Mayne
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#21. People are moving into modes of participation and self-generation, which apply to everything from museums and television to architecture. - Author: Jake Barton
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#22. I think I went to Italy initially for the art, architecture, food and history, but I stayed there because of the people in Cortona. - Author: Frances Mayes
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#23. I believe that architecture is fundamentally a public space where people can gather and communicate, think about the history, think about the lives of human beings, or the world. - Author: Tadao Ando
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#24. The architect's role is to fight for a better world, where he can produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people. - Author: Oscar Niemeyer
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#25. Perhaps there never was a monument more characteristic of an age and people than the Alhambra; a rugged fortress without, a voluptuous palace within; war frowning from its battlements; poetry breathing throughout the fairy architecture of its halls. - Author: Washington Irving
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#26. That Moorish architecture is all over the place, of course. It affects me everywhere I see it, as it does so many people. But Brand Library was a special place to me, and I know I've paid homage to it many times in my drawings. - Author: Jim Woodring
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#27. Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It's about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#28. Sustainability is now a big baggy sack in which people throw all kinds of old ideas, hot air and dodgy activities in order to be able to greenwash their products and feel good. - Author: Kevin McCloud
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#29. If the king is in the palace, nobody looks at the walls. It is when he is gone, and the house is filled with grooms and gazers, that we turn from the people, to find relief in the majestic men that are suggested by the pictures and the architecture. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#30. 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. - Author: Richard Rogers
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#31. I truly believe that the great heroes that create the history of architecture are people who take risks and write to tell about it. - Author: Peter Eisenman
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#32. The drama embraces and applies all the beauties and decorations of poetry. The sister arts attend and adorn it. Painting, architecture, and music are her handmaids. The costliest lights of a people's intellect burn at her show. All ages welcome her. - Author: Robert Aris Willmott
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#33. If only people realized Corbusier is pure nineteenth century, Manchester school utilitarian, and that's why they like him. - Author: Evelyn Waugh
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#34. A house can have integrity, just like a person,' said Roark, 'and just as seldom. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#35. Architecture is a political act, by nature. It has to do with the relationships between people and how they decide to change their conditions of living. - Author: Lebbeus Woods
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#36. Architecture is not a private affair; even a house must serve a whole family and its friends, and most buildings are used by everybody, people of all walks of life. If a building is to meet the needs of all the people, the architect must look for some common ground of understanding and experience. - Author: John C. Portman Jr.
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#37. There's certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that. - Author: Lenny Kravitz
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#38. No architect troubled to design houses that suited people who were to live in them, because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses. It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical. - Author: Michael Ende
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#39. Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design. - Author: Stephen Gardiner
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#40. 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. - Author: Rem Koolhaas
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#41. You are a victim of your own neural architecture which doesn't permit you to imagine anything outside of three dimensions. Even two dimensions. People know they can't visualise four or five dimensions, but they think they can close their eyes and see two dimensions. But they can't. - Author: Leonard Susskind
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#42. Architecture has its political Use; publick Buildings being the Ornament of a Country; it establishes a Nation, draws People and Commerce; makes the People love their native Country, which Passion is the Original of all great Actions in a Common-wealth ... Architecture aims at Eternity. - Author: Christopher Wren
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#43. The fundamental belief in the authenticity of photographs explains why photographs of people no longer living and of vanished architecture are so melancholy. - Author: Beaumont Newhall
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#44. Gregorian chant, Romanesque architecture, the Iliad , the invention of geometry were not, for the people through whom they were brought into being and made available to us, occasions for the manifestation of personality. - Author: Simone Weil
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#45. I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao ... Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#46. Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition. - Author: John Portman
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#47. The Italians are the most civilized people. And they're very warm. Basically, they're Jews with great architecture. - Author: Fran Lebowitz
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#48. Even if the chance of impacting global change is slight and we don't know our chances of success, our ethical obligation is not simply to advance architecture, but to find ways to advance society and expand people's networks
one local intervention at a time. - Author: Graham Owen
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#49. People wouldn't know this about me, but I adore ball gowns. I love their cut, their architecture and the thought of the hands of so many seamstresses working on them. - Author: Patti Smith
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#50. You cannot have good architecture merely by asking people's advice on occasion. All good architecture is the expression of national life and character; and it is produced by a prevalent and eager national taste, or desire for beauty. - Author: John Ruskin
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#51. 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. - Author: William Devane
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#52. Architecture is a service business. An architect is given a program, budget, place, and schedule. Sometimes the end product rises to art - or at least people call it that. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#53. I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do. - Author: Frank Gehry
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#54. The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present. - Author: Adolf Loos
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