Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
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The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line.
Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise.
The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe.
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.
Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.
No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them.
Does an architecture to assuage the spirit have a place?
Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them.
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.
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.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
I exercise every morning. I do light weights - 5lb and 10lb arm exercises - and then lie and lift my arms and legs. It's all about keeping core strength. I do a lot of stretching too.
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.
The considerations of a corporation, especially now, have nothing to do with art or music.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.