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A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
~ Guillaume Apollinaire | ( French poet, writer and art critic. ) | 1880-1918 | Architecture
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Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, surpasses them as substance shadow.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | ( U.S. poet. ) | 1807-1882 | Architecture
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All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Architecture
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All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright | ( American architect. ) | 1867-1959 | Architecture
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An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Architecture
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Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Architecture
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Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Architecture
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Form ever follows function.
~ Louis Henry Sullivan | (U.S. architect. ) | 1856-1924 | Architecture
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I don't think of form as a kind of architecture. The architecture is the result of the forming. It is the kinesthetic and visual sense of position and wholeness that puts the thing into the realm of art.
~ Roy Lichtenstein | (American Painter ) | 1923-1997 | Architecture
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Light, God's eldest daughter, is a principal beauty in a building.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Architecture
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No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Architecture
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No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Architecture
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Nor aught availed him now to have built in heaven high towers; nor did he scrape by all his engines, but was headlong sent with his industrious crew to build in hell.
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Architecture
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The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ( British poet, critic, and philosopher. ) | 1772-1834 | Architecture
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The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
~ Salvador DalA­ | ( Spanish surrealist painter. ) | 1904-1989 | Architecture
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We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears!
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Architecture
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When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Architecture
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