The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
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.
Architecture is the work of nations.
Architecture is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.
Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.
Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
There are a great many things about architecture that are hidden from the untrained eye.
Architecture is not all about the design of the building and nothing else, it is also about the cultural setting and the ambience, the whole affair.
Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.
Architecture is petrified music.
Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within, going abroad only for audience, and spectator, as we adapt our voice and phrase to the distance and character of the ear we speak to
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, then, soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, and nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps in statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.
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.
The American attitude towards efficiency and execution should always underlie architecture.
Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design.
It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
The building is a special place because of its architecture, ... But it's people who make it special by participating in it.
Painting, sculpture and architecture are finished, but the art habit continues.
There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.