Light, God's eldest daughter,
is a principal beauty in a building.
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.
Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your
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.
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
No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
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!
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is
really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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.
Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the
days of builders.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no
longer have their justification in nature.
When we build, let us think that we build for ever.
All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable.
Frank Lloyd Wright