Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
No amount of thought can ever reveal what comes unexpectedly.
The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.
The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.
Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.
Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.
In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.
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