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" 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. "
" The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events. "
" We can appreciate but not really understand the medieval town. We cannot comprehend its compactness, the contiguity of all its buildings as a single uninterrupted whole. "
" Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture. "
" After 1980, you never heard reference to space again. Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism, became the focus of design. Space disappeared. "
" God's designs may be frequent justification for our actions, but it is we, the self-made men, who take the credit. "
" Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place? "
" Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within. "
" It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over. "
" Builders eventually took advantage of the look of modernism to build cheaply and carelessly. "
" The tourist transports his own values and demands to his destinations and implants them like an infectious disease, decimating whatever values existed before. "
" With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption. "
" Tahiti has been spoiled for many years, but Bali is one of the few cultures with origins in one of the great ancient cultures which is still alive. "
" This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world. "
" I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own. "
" Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart. "
" Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression. "
" Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly. "
" Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind. "
" 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. "
" Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building. "
" In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect. "
" No amount of thought can ever reveal what comes unexpectedly. "
" Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over. "
" Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom. "