Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
Decoration is really about creating a quality of life, and a beauty in that life that nourishes the soul, that makes life beautiful.
Decoration is just make-up for the wrinkles of the idea.
Decoration can be a state of mind, an unusual perception, a ritual whisper.
The aim of art is to create space.
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration. Good design is problem solving.
After the design is firmly fixed, the decoration is added. Decorating is the final enhancement.
Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people.
Interior decoration partly thrives on being social.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
What is art? It is not decoration. It is the re-living of experience.
You create your own decoration. You choose your color, you choose your mood. ... If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow and suddenly you are happy.
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
An important question to ask is, 'Where and when did decoration and utility first meet?
I think there is always a need for pure design. With pure design, you don't need so much decoration.
... it has always seemed to me that books are the supreme decorations of a room
I think taking design out of the studio and really having a relationship with the people that you're making it for really convinced me of how powerful a thing design is. It's not just an aesthetic decoration.
Real fashion change comes from real changes in real life. Everything else is just decoration.
I would prefer to have one comfortable room well stocked with books to all you could give me in the way of decoration which the highest art could supply.
Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste.
I love Christmas! I'm not religious, but I love the trappings of the season. I love the decorations, and the music, and Santa, and the festive food, and the cinnamon- and vanilla-infused aromas.
Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.
But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.
If proportion is the good breeding of architecture, symmetry, or the answering of one part to another, may be defined as the sanity of decoration.
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