Famous quotes by Architects

ArchitectsDesigners have actually long been recognized for their creative and cutting-edge layouts, however their words of wisdom can be equally as motivating. From Frank Lloyd Wright to Zaha Hadid, these quotes by designers supply understanding right into the imaginative process, the significance of design, and also the power of design. Whether you're a hopeful architect or just trying to find a little bit of motivation, these quotes by engineers will help you find the motivation to develop something stunning.
Small: Buildings should serve people, not the other way around
John Portman
"Buildings should serve people, not the other way around"
John Portman, Architect
Small: Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function
Michael Graves
"In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function"
Michael Graves, Architect
Small: Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: All architects want to live beyond their deaths
Philip Johnson
"All architects want to live beyond their deaths"
Philip Johnson, Architect
Small: Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some client
Philip Johnson
"Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business"
Philip Johnson, Architect
Small: The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen
Frank Lloyd Wright
"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, hi
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization
Frank Lloyd Wright
"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Television is chewing gum for the eyes
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Television is chewing gum for the eyes"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: I dont divide architecture, landscape and gardening to me they are one
"I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one"
Luis Barragan, Architect
Small: Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the ce
"The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center"
Stephen Gardiner, Architect
Small: Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design
"Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design"
Stephen Gardiner, Architect
Small: The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, w
Daniel Libeskind
"The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play"
Daniel Libeskind, Architect
Small: Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with t
"Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language; because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin"
Marcus V. Pollio, Architect
Small: One of the things I thought a lot about was how can we get the views, for instance, the main plaza, you look u
"One of the things I thought a lot about was how can we get the views, for instance, the main plaza, you look up to Telegraph Hill from there and therefore it would be a disaster to close that view off"
Lawrence Halprin, Architect
Small: Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always
Frank Lloyd Wright
"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, Architect
Small: I believe in God, only I spell it Nature
Frank Lloyd Wright
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that
Frank Lloyd Wright
"God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Art for arts sake is a philosophy of the well-fed
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government
Frank Lloyd Wright
"A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines
Frank Lloyd Wright
"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind
Frank Lloyd Wright
"The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he cant see at least ten year
Frank Lloyd Wright
"The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chi
Frank Lloyd Wright
"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, Architect
Small: If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger
Frank Lloyd Wright
"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger"
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
Small: I see architecture not as Gropius did, as a moral venture, as truth, but as invention, in the same way that po
Michael Graves
"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, Architect
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