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
Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.
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.
Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.
The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses, apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.
In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.
In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary range of built-in furniture.
The American order reveals a method that was largely the outcome of material necessity, as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.
The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach.
People like terra firma, and they should be allowed to walk where they wish.
The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form.
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.
What people want, above all, is order.
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