You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.
With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption.
Western history has been a history of deed done, actions performed and results achieved.
We are guilty for sending teams into foreign countries to advise them how to be like us.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
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.
The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events.
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 the machine itself.
The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
The heart, not the head, must be the guide.
The essentially unchangeable established order of things slowly disappeared and was forgotten for a while completely.
The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work. Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as if it were a reasonable process.
The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.
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.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
Our settlement of land is without regard to the best use of land.
Our incapacity to comprehend other cultures stems from our insistence on measuring things in our own terms.
Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.
Nowhere has specialization penetrated so deeply into the building professions as North America.
No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems.
Nearly all of the advances in structural and aesthetic innovation is coming from abroad.
Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
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.
Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.