Architecture Quotes

Architecture is the work of nations.

John Ruskin

The architect must not only understand drawing, but music.

Vitruvius Pollio

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

Le Corbusier

Architecture is frozen music.


Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity.

Spiro Kostof

Architecture is music in space, as it were a frozen music

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling

This building is like a book. Its architecture is the binding, its text is in the glass and sculpture.

Malcolm Miller

In architecture as in all other operative arts, the end must direct the operation. The end is to build well. Well building has three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.

Henry Watton

Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.

Thomas Fuller

Architecture is inhabited sculpture.

Constantin Brancusi

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

Ernest Dimnet

Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can't be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.

Maya Lin

The architect is not free, but the artist is... The architect works with his head, but the artist with his heart.

Serguei Ouissik

Architecture is petrified music.

Felix E. Schelling

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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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