253 Total Quotes

American Architect Quotes

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.
Louis Kahn
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Frank Lloyd Wright
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect

Philip Johnson
Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.
Philip Johnson
#American Architect

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect

Philip Johnson
All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
Philip Johnson
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Gehry
#American Architect

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

Frank Lloyd Wright
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Where there is a will there is a lawsuit.
Addison Mizner
#American Architect

Poets are born, not paid.
Addison Mizner
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

We are searching for some kind of harmony between two intangibles: a form which we have not yet designed and a context which we cannot properly describe.
Christopher Alexander
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

You've got to bumble forward into the unknown.
Frank Gehry
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

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
#American Architect

Frank Lloyd Wright
Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral.
Frank Lloyd Wright
#American Architect

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

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

Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people, their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.
John Portman
#American Architect

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
Louis Kahn
#American Architect

Philip Johnson
I'm about four skyscrapers behind.
Philip Johnson
#American Architect

Philip Johnson
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.
Philip Johnson
#American Architect