Architecture And Art Quotes

Architecture And Art Quotes by John Ruskin, Zaha Hadid, Eliel Saarinen, Nancy Banks-Smith, Bill Bryson, Frank Lloyd Wright and many others.

An architect should live as little in cities as a paint

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
Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space … On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.
Zaha Hadid
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.
Eliel Saarinen
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
Nancy Banks-Smith
We used to build civilizations. Now we build shopping malls.
Bill Bryson
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.
Frank Lloyd Wright
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
Dan Rice
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
A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of authentic democracy.
Walter Gropius
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
Arne Jacobsen
It is therefore indisputable that the limbs of architecture are derived from the limbs of man.
The modern architect is, generally speaking, art’s greatest enemy.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them… Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era.
Azzedine Alaia
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architecture is to make us know and remember who we are.
Geoffrey Jellicoe
All architecture is great architecture after sunset.
Gilbert K. Chesterton