It was only from an inner calm that man was able to discover and shape calm surroundings.
The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden
The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.
The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.
The frame of the cave leads to the frame of man.
Human requirements are the inspiration for art.
The further forward we go, the further back we have to explore in order to go forward again.
In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.
In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary range of built-in furniture.
It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow, gradual process.
People like terra firma, and they should be allowed to walk where they wish.
Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
The Romans used every housing form known today and they have a remarkably modern look.
The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form.
The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach.
The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
The American order reveals a method that was largely the outcome of material necessity, as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.
The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses, apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.
Houses mean a creation, something new, a shelter freed from the idea of a cave.
Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.
French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community.
What people want, above all, is order.
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