Architecture Quotes

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress

Lord Byron

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

Robert Aris Willmott

Architecture begins where engineering ends.

Walter Gropius

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

Michael Graves

There are a great many things about architecture that are hidden from the untrained eye.

Frank Gehry

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

Laurie Anderson

Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul

Ernest Dimnet

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

Le Corbusier

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.

John Ruskin

Architecture is the work of nations.

John Ruskin
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