Modernism in architecture went hand in hand with socialist and fascist projects to rid old Europe of its hierarchical past
There is a deep human need for beauty and if you ignore that need in architecture your buildings will not last
There are no chords in modernist architecture, only lines - lines that may come to an end, but that achieve no closure
Architecture, like dress, is an exercise in good manners, and good manners involve the habit of skillful insincerity - the habit of saying "good morning" to those whose mornings you would rather blight, and of passing the butter to those you would rather starve.
If you consider only utility, the things you build will soon be useless... nobody wants to be in it.
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