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What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his…
We regard those other cultures, such as that of India, where many people live and believe and behave much as they did 1,000 or 2,000…
We are stymied by regulations, limited choice and the threat of litigation. Neither consultants nor industry itself provide research which takes architecture forward.
The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of…
In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and…
There is an increasing awareness of the interrelatedness of things. We are becoming less prone to accept an immediate solution without questioning its larger implications.
Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it.
Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved.
The way of architecture is the quiet voice that underlies it and has guided it from the beginning.
The essentially unchangeable established order of things slowly disappeared and was forgotten for a while completely.
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
Our universities advocate fragmentation in their course systems.
Our settlement of land is without regard to the best use of land.
No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them.
Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?
You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.
We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity.
The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.
Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America.
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