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Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Gustave Flaubert

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 09:27

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:43

… lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and … stop thinking! Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?
Kandinsky

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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 15:16

"In a society that celebrates the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings, and speak its own language. I believe that the language of architecture is not a question of a specific style. Every building is built for a specific use in a specific place and for a specific society"

Peter Zumthor

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:12

Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves. 
Julia Morgan

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Saturday, 08 October 2011 19:23

"The success of the masterpieces seems to lie not so much in their freedom from faults - indeed we tolerate the grossest errors in them all - but in the immense persuasivness of a mind which has completely mastered its perspective."

Virginia Woolf

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 09:24

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

 

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Sunday, 12 September 2010 16:12

“Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well.”

Henry Thoreau

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:14

Architecture is the art of how to waste space. 
Philip Johnson

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:14

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

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Saturday, 08 October 2011 20:28

"It's in the doing that the idea comes."

Edmund Bacon

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:10

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. 
Louis Kahn

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:09

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:13

In art the best is good enough.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 00:25

"Every design is a rigorous attempt to capture a concrete moment of a transitory image in all its nuances. The extent to which this transitory quality is captured, is reflected in the designs: the more precise they are, the more vulnerable."

Alvaro Siza

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:19

My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:07

A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Albert Camus

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:16

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 09:32

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

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Saturday, 08 October 2011 19:03

"Architecture is the thoughtful making of space."

Louis Kahn

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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 00:17

"A building is a building. It cannot be read like a book; it doesn't have any credits, subtitles or labels like picture in a gallery. In that sense, we are absolutely anti-representational. The strength of our buildings is the immediate, visceral impact they have on a visitor."

Jacques Herzog

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Saturday, 09 August 2008 22:30

"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Saturday, 08 October 2011 19:08

"A proper building grows naturally, logically, and poetically out of all its conditions."

Louis Sullivan

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 09:37

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

George Burns

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Sunday, 06 November 2011 08:26

"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."

Oscar Wilde

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Sunday, 10 August 2008 06:30

"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:21

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
Novalis

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:13

Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. 
Yoshio Taniguchi

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Sunday, 10 August 2008 06:30

 

“As an architect, I try to be guided not by habit but by a conscious sense of the past—by precedent, thoughtfully considered…As an artist, I frankly write about what I like in architecture: complexity and contradiction. From what we find we like—what we are easily attracted to—we can learn much of what we really are."

Robert Venturi

 

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:13

Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all. 
Harry Seidler

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:19

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sunday, 25 September 2011 09:42

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

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Wednesday, 08 September 2010 15:13

“I’m very interested in buildings that adapt to changes in climatic conditions according to the seasons, buildings capable of responding to our physical and psychological needs in the way that clothing does. We don’t turn on the air-conditioning as we walk through the streets in high summer. Instead, we change the character of the clothing by which we are protected. Layering and changeability: this is the key..."

Glenn Murcutt

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:20

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Gustave Flaubert

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:08

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
Oscar Wilde

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Saturday, 08 October 2011 19:31

"Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context - a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan."

Eliel Saarinen

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 06:18

Less is more. 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Thursday, 07 October 2010 15:25

We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand.
Pablo Picasso

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