It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow, gradual process.
The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
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.
French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community.
The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.
Houses mean a creation, something new, a shelter freed from the idea of a cave.
In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.
The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone.
In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.
Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.
In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof; it acts as a screen, and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.
What people want, above all, is order.
Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest.
Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world.
The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.
The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark.
Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.
The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.
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