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Sayings Worth Quoting, Quotations Worth Sharing

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“If you think that practising architecture is hard work, just remember the thousands of hours that a soloist devotes to practising his instrument."

~ Alexandros Tombazis, Greek architect

Looking for some light reading to get you through your weekend and get recharged for Monday? Written as a collection of short essays, this book is packed with wit and wisdom of Alexandros N. Tombazis, a Greek architect whose personal experience of learning and practising architecture has spanned over half a century. This book covers a broad range of subjects within the area of architecture but the ideas presented here can be appreciated by people of all walks of life.


On Architecture: Short Essays

Title: On Architecture: Short Essays

Authors: Alexandros N.Tombazis

Publisher: Images Publishing Dist Ac (February 16, 2011)

 

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"If architecture is an art, then its minor mode is an essentially politicized art of escape— challenging our fundamental understanding of container and of being contained."

- Jill Stoner

Toward A Minor Architecture

Title: Toward A Minor Architecture

Authors: Jill Stoner

Publisher: The MIT Press (March 9, 2012)

 

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"Architectural desire lies beyond that what I can reach."

- Jan Stormer

What Architects DesireAuthors: Die Walverwandtschaften (Editor), Zürich München Boston (Editor), Cordula Rau (Editor), Eberhard Tröger (Editor), Ole W. Fischer (Editor)

Publisher: Springer Vienna Architecture; 1st Edition. edition (September 15, 2010)

 

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"Most architects are victims of the myth that the quality of their work is their best marketing tool. Good work is, of course, crucial to the success of any practice, but it is of little use if no one has heard of it."

-  David Littlefield

Architect's Guide to Running a PracticeAuthor: David Littlefield

Publisher: Architectural Press (20 Oct 2004)

 

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"Working with doubt and openness is, in essence, a form of optimism. "

-  Steven Holl

UrbanismsAuthor: Steven Holl

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (November 4, 2009)

 

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"At the most abstract level, the task for the artist and for the architect is essentially the same: to specify a frame."

- Thomas Daniell

After the CrashAuthor: Daniell, Thomas

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (08/2008)

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"Concepts differentiate architecture from mere building...A bicycle shed with a concept is architecture; a cathedral without one is just a building."

- Bernard Tschumi

Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color

Title: Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color

Author: Bernard Tschumi

Publisher: Rizzoli (October 30, 2012)

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I was at Peter Eisenman's office in New York a few years ago, and he and Jacques Derrida were in intense conversation for three or four hours. I sat very obediently and listened to both of them, and then Derrida and I walked out together and got in the elevator. I said, "Mr. Derrida, do you understand what Peter Eisenman was talking about?" He said, "Not really." And I said, "God, that makes me feel good, 'cause I didn't either."

-  Frank Gehry

Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture

Title: Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture (University of California Humanities Research Institute Serie)

Author: William J. Lillyman (Editor), Marilyn F. Moriarty (Editor), David J. Neuman (Editor)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (February 17, 1994)

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"The great test of architectural beauty is the fitness of the design for the purpose intended."

-  August Welby Pugin

An Architect's Manifesto

Title: Fit: An Architect's Manifesto

Author: Robert Geddes

Publisher: Princeton University Press (October 28, 2012)

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