February 11, 2009

Architectural Quotes

“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

"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth." - Louis Kahn

"To be modern is not a fashion, it is a state. It is necessary to understand history, and he who understands history knows how to find continuity between that which was, that which is, and that which will be." - Le Corbusier

"Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." - Frank Gehry

"We should work for simple, good, undecorated things... ...but things which are in harmony with the human being and organically suited to the little man in the street." - Alvar Aalto

"Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light." - Le Corbusier

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