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    When I lately stood with a friend before [the cathedral of]
    Amiens, . . . he asked me how it happens that we can no longer
    build such piles? I replied: "Dear Alphonse, men in those days
    had convictions (Ueberzeugungen), we moderns have opinions
    (Meinungen) and it requires something more than an opinion to
    build a Gothic cathedral.

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Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.

by Coco Chanel Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

by Ayn Rand Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, read more

There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through

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

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

by Le Corbusier Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul

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

by Ernest Dimnet Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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Silently as a dream the fabric rose;
No sound of hammer or of saw was there.

Silently as a dream the fabric rose;
No sound of hammer or of saw was there.

by William Cowper Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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Rich windows that exclude the light,
And passages that lead to nothing.

Rich windows that exclude the light,
And passages that lead to nothing.

by Thomas Gray Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

by Philip Johnson Found in: Architecture Quotes,
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The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.

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

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