The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights, and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design

The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights, and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design

Hardback Princeton Architectural Press

By (author) Laura Dushkes

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  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 180mm x 18mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 3 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1616890932
  • ISBN 13: 9781616890933
  • Edition statement: Firsttion ed.
  • Sales rank: 50,976

Product description

This is a book of quotations by and about architects, and architecture. One quotation per page, the quote on the left and right side of the spread will in some way respond to each other. The Architect Says will resemble a dinner party, with an architect from the eighteenth century sitting next to one practicing today, or two contemporary architects talking to each other: complimenting, competing, disagreeing. Occasionally, a critic will add his or her two cents to the mix.

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Review quote

"The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom gathers timeless wisdom on design and architecture from more than 100 of history's most vocal-and often dissenting-minds. What emerges, besides the fascinating tapas bar of ideas about the art and science of building, is the subtle but essential reminder that what lies at the heart of creative legacy aren't universal formulas and unrelenting tenets but perspective, conviction, and personality." -- Brain Pickings

Table of contents

Selected list of architects / critics included in the compendium: Alvar Aalto, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Denise Scott Brown, Santiago Calatrava, David Chipperfield, Leonardo da Vinci, Philbert de l Orme, Elizabeth Diller, Charles Eames, Peter Eisenman, Buckminster Fuller, Antonio Gaudi, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Thomas Jefferson, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Rem Koolhass, Tom Kundig, Rem Koolhass, Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, Adolf Loos, Sam Mockbee, Julia Morgan, I. M. Pei, Renzo Piano, John Ruskin, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Robert Venturi, Vitruvius, Frank Lloyd Wright, Peter Zumthor.