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ARCHITECTS DICTUM

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PHILIPJOHNSON

Allarchitectswanttolivebeyond
theirdeaths.

PHILIPJOHNSON

Architectureistheartofhowtowaste
space

KENZOTANGE

Thecitymustbesubjecttogrowth,
decayandrenewal.

KENZOTANGE

Architectstodaytendtodepreciate
themselves,toregardthemselvesas
nomorethanjustordinarycitizens
withoutthepowertoreformthe
future.

OSCARNIEMEYER

"Formfollowsbeauty."

OSCARNIEMEYER

.Architecturewillalwaysexpressthe
technicalandsocialprogressofthe
countryinwhichitiscarriedout.If
wewishtogiveitthehumancontent
thatitlacks,wemustparticipatein
thepoliticalstruggle.

FRANKGEHRY

Look,architecturehasalotofplaces
tohidebehind,alotofexcuses,The
clientmademedothis.Thecitymade
medothis.Oh,thebudget.Idon't
believethatanymore.

FRANKGEHRY

Architectureshouldspeakofitstime
andplace,butyearnfortimelessness

ROBERTVENTURI

Formsaccommodatesfunction.

ROBERTVENTURI

Lessisbore.

ROBERTVENTURI

Unitydisguisedaschaoscomplexity
andcontradictionareoftenwhat
makeworksofartbothexcitingand
profound

TADAOANDO

Iwouldlikemyarchitectureto
inspirepeopletousetheirown
resources,tomoveintothefuture.

TADAOANDO

Withoutthisspirit,Modernist
architecturecannotfullyexist.Since
thereisoftenamismatchbetween
thelogicandthespiritofModernism,
Iusearchitecturetoreconcilethe
two.

RENZOPIANO

architectsspendanentirelifewith
thisunreasonableideathatyoucan
fightagainstgravity.

JEANNOUVEL

Eachnewsituationrequiresanew
architecture.

JEANNOUVEL

Ithinkarchitecturehastobeagift.

ALVARAALTO

Nothingisasdangerousin
architectureasdealingwith
separatedproblems.Ifwesplitlife
intoseparatedproblemwesplitthe
possibilitiestomakegoodbuilding
art.

ADOLFLOOS

Doesitfollowthatthehousehas
nothingincommonwithartandis
architecturenottobeincludedinthe
arts?Onlyaverysmallpartof
architecturebelongstoart:thetomb
andthemonument.Everythingelse
thatfulfillsafunctionistobe
excludedfromthedomainofart

ADOLFLOOS

Ornamentisacrimeandall
ornamentationmustberejected

ANTONIOGAUDI

Formdoesnotnecessarilyfollow
function.

AUGUSTEPERRET

"Truthisindispensibleto
Architecture&architecturallie
concepts."

BENJAMINH.LATROBE

"Abldg.isthecombinationof
differentgeometricfigures."

BUCKMINSTERFULLER

"Wecalledarchitectsofthefuturenot
itsvictims"
"Startingwithholes"

EDUARDOSOUTODEMOURA

Drawingarchitectureisaschizoid
act:itinvolvesreducingtheworld
intoapieceofpaper.

EEROSAARINEN

Functioninfluencebutdoesnot
dictateform

ELIELSAARINEN

Architectureformequalssocial
form

ELIELSAARINEN

"Beautygrowsfromnecessitynot
fromrepetitionofformulas."

ERICHMENDELSOHN

"Architectureseizesuponspace,
encompassesspaceandisspace
itself."

ERICHMENDELSOHN

"Architecturedependsonthe
sensuousseizurebymeansoftouch
andsight."

DANIELBURNHAM

Makebigplansaimhighinhopeand
hopeandwork,rememberingthata
noble,logicaldiagramoncerecorded
willnotdie.

DANIELBURNHAM

Makenolittleplanstheyhaveno
magictostirmensblood.

FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

Everygreatarchitectisnecessarilya
greatpoet.Hemustbeagreat
originalinterpreterofhistime,his
day,hisage.

FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

ArchitectureisOrganic.

FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

ThelongerIlivethemorebeautiful
lifebecomes.Ifyoufoolishlyignore
beauty,youwillsoonfindyourself
withoutit.Yourlifewillbe
impoverished.Butifyouinvestin
beauty,itwillremainwithyouallthe
dayofyourlife.

FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

Thinksimplesasmyoldmasterused
tosaymeaningreducethewholeof
itspartsintothesimplestterms,
gettingbacktofirstprinciples.

FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

Anideaissalvationbyimagination.

JOHNRUSKIN

Itseemsafantasticparadox,butitis
neverthelessamostimportanttruth,
thatnoarchitecturecanbetruly
noblewhichisnotimperfect.

JOHNRUSKIN

Itisimpossible,asimpossibleasto
raisethedead,torestoreanything
thathaseverbeengreatorbeautiful
inarchitecture.ThatwhichIhave
insisteduponasthelifeofthewhole,
thatspiritwhichisgivenonlybythe
handandeyeoftheworkman,can
neverberecalled.

LECORBUSIER

Thehouseiaamachineforlivingin.

LECORBUSIER

ArchitectureorRevolution

LECORBUSIER

theexteriorofthebuildingisthe
resultoftheinterior.

LOUISKAHN

Architectureisthereachingoutfor
thetruth

LOUISKAHN

Everytimeastudentwalkspastand
reallyurgent,expressivepieceof
architecturethatbelongstohis
college,itcanhelpreassurehimthat
hedoeshavethatmind,doeshave
thatsoul.

LOUISKAHN

"Ahouseisahouse."

LOUISSULLIVAN

Formsfollowsfunction

LUDWIGMIESVANDERROHE

Lessismore.

LUDWIGMIESVANDERROHE

Architectureisthewillofanepoch
translatedintospace

LUDWIGMIESVANDERROHE

Godisinthedetails.

LUDWIGMIESVANDERROHE

Itisbettertobegoodthantobe
original.

LUDWIGMIESVANDERROHE

Lessismore,almost

LUCIOCOSTA

Iamneitheracapitalistnora
socialist,Iamnotareligiousoran
atheist.

LUCIOCOSTA

Eachoneseeswhateverhewishesto
see

MARCELLAJOSBREUER

Architectureisasocialart."

MARCUSVITRUVIUSPOLIO

Architecturemustmeet3
requirements:Strength,Beauty,and
Utilities

MARCUSVITRUVIUSPOLIO

Architectureisasciencearisingout
ofmanyothersciences,andadorned
withmuchandvariedlearningby
thehelpofwhichajudgmentis
formedofthoseworkswhicharethe
resultofotherarts.