Favorite Quotations ~† Architecture Art of Architectural Illustration

"Ignorance transcends architecture." ~ James Gaskin


Our architecture reflects truly as a mirror. ~ Louis Sullivan

You really canít function as a celebrity. Entertainers are celebrities. Iím an architect. Iím an artist. I make things. ~ Maya Lin

True architecture exists only where man stands in the center. ~ Alvar Aalto, Newsweek, 7/16/79

Architect: One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. ~ Ambrose Bierce

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in. ~ FranÁois Voltaire

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

Architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. Creative work is expressed in our time as a union of technology and humanity. ~ Kenzo Tange

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

A design career is a process of learning better and better what you know instinctively. ~ Mario Bellini

Architects cannot teach nature anything. ~ Mark Twain

Greek architecture is the flowering of geometry. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture. ~ Arthur Erickson

Architecture is reaching out for the truth. ~ Louis Kahn

The responsibility of an architect is to create a sense of order, a sense of place, a sense of relationship. ~ Richard Meier