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Architecture is a discourse, everything is a discourse. Fashion discourse is actually a micro-discourse, because it’s centered around the body. It is the most rapidly developing form of discourse.

– Nate Lowman

My assumption was that all indigenous architecture would be more fractal. My reasoning was that all indigenous architecture tends to be organized from the bottom up. As it turns out, though, my reasoning was wrong. – Ron Eglash

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In a place like the Greek Theater in L.A., to try and create a close connection with the audience seems almost antithetical to the architecture of the building. – Alex Ebert

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I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form. – George Hickenlooper

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If a dictator takes up my ideas, the resulting town will survive the political system that commissioned it and stand as a social good. Besides, modernism rather than classicism has dominated the architecture of totalitarian regimes of both the left and ri – Leon Krier

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Every song, the title dictates the architecture of the song. – Sammy Cahn

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Architecture is a discourse, everything is a discourse. Fashion discourse is actually a micro-discourse, because it’s centered around the body. It is the most rapidly developing form of discourse. – Nate Lowman

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Perhaps because my town was so naturally gothic in its architecture and relative isolation – the roads often closed in winter – my stories tended toward the ghostly and the creepily suspenseful right from the get-go. – Andrew Pyper

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To me, the fashion and architecture I like are very closely linked. Both should be clean and simple and without embellishment. – Leon Max

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I wanted a real profession. And I’d always been interested in architecture and in design and in, really, what makes things work. And understanding what’s kind of behind the walls and why things stand up and some things don’t. – S. J. Rozan

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I initially thought I would be an architect, maybe. So I went to architecture camp and quickly learned that I did not want to be an architect. I was like, ‘No. This is not for me.’ – Robin Lord Taylor

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We don’t believe we’ve solved the multicore-programming problem. But we think we’ve built an environment in which a certain class of problems can take advantage of the multicore architecture. – Rob Pike

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I think in America there’s this free flow between fashion, art, architecture, music and design. In Europe, it’s more segregated between those different disciplines, I think. – Marco Brambilla

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In L.A., cinema and television might be seen as more interesting places for architecture than ever before. – Neil Denari

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I would like to attend college in the future when I have time. I have always been interested in architecture, so perhaps I would pursue a degree in that or business. – James Maslow

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To me, architecture is an art, naturally, and it isn’t architecture unless it’s alive. Alive is what art is. If it’s not alive, it’s dead, and it’s not art. – John Lautner

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Newport Center has become a Mediterranean town. The climate here is the same as the Mediterranean’s, and so is the architecture. This center exudes a radiance, an energy. It will become a special way of life for everyone. – Donald Bren

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About 1998, when ‘Wide World of Sports’ and the ‘Footy Show’ came to an end for me, I couldn’t type. When I started architecture, it was a very aesthetic, creative, an almost art process, where lettering and thick line were how you expressed yourself on t – Max Walker

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The show is called ‘The Office;’ and while it focuses on the people, the architecture of the space is very important. – Brian Baumgartner

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If you’re into architecture and you’re from the West, everything is hors d’oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you’re led there. You can’t escape it. – Ben Nicholson

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What has happened to architecture since the second world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog? – Bernard Levin

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The overall experience Skype provided was superior to other folks because of the underlying architecture and the ability to provide a superior experience. – Danny Rimer

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My mother studied English and drama at the University of Pennsylvania, where my father studied architecture. She was a great influence in all sorts of ways, a wicked wit. – Donald Barthelme

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I’ve always seen architecture as a healing art, not just as a beautification art. – James Polshek

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There are a lot of bad films out there. There’s a lot of bad architecture out there, and I think sometimes it takes a lot of time to begin to see what’s really good. And I think what the test seems to be is, what really sticks with you. And what really be – Nathaniel Kahn

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Architecture was always the plan. I always figured I’d just do theater on the side. – Michael Lomenda

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The traditional notion of an architect having a vision of a building and then drawing it either on paper or on a computer and then constructing it isn’t really how architecture works, and in reality, the computer has a lot of influence on design. – Michael Hansmeyer

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In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture. – Nancy Banks Smith

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When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts. – Juan Goytisolo

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Princeton is a sublime undergraduate university. It has a good architecture school. – Emilio Ambasz

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The visual architecture of ‘Biutiful’ is the most sophisticated of all the films I have directed. – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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I’m involved in everything from highly progressive lighting systems to airline interiors. In the field of transportation I can go from the micro to the macro: architecture, transportation, industrial product design, right across the board. It’s Russian do – Ross Lovegrove

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I see only one requirement you have to have to be a director or any kind of artist: rhythm. Rhythm, for me, is everything. Without rhythm, there’s no music. Without rhythm, there’s no cinema. Without rhythm, there’s no architecture. – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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I love ’70s organic architecture. I am very influenced by the time when I grew up. – Alexandre de Betak

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I love architecture. – Chris Pine

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Revived in this country the long forgotten beauties of Gothic architecture. – James Wyatt

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It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect. – John Ruskin

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I don’t think architecture should be considered as an art form in the first instance. Whenever I say that, it makes people really angry. But this is a very political profession in the Grecian sense. I believe there have to be reasons for every building, a – James Polshek

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But those musics do not address the larger kind of architecture in time that classical music does, whatever each one of us knows that classical music must mean. – Michael Tilson Thomas

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I had it drummed into me from an early age that personalizing everything was not a good thing. Besides, I don’t think that kind of commodity-driven system makes for the most productive architecture. – James Polshek

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Architecture has a strong link with the movies in terms of time progression, sequencing, framing, all of that. – Christian de Portzamparc

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To go back to architecture, what’s organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break d – Greg Lynn

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When I started designing in school, I discovered that I had a knack for it. I fell completely in love with architecture, and I remain in love with it. – Cesar Pelli

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Princeton University’s campus environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for architecture to act as a social condenser. – Steven Holl

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When I was in architecture school at Princeton, the worst thing you could say about someone was that they were eclectic. – Hugh Hardy

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The Internet has created an incredible democratization of the architecture industry. – Cameron Sinclair

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‘Clothespin’ was the first city monument on a large scale that could compete with the architecture around it. – Claes Oldenburg

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To make architecture with any real value is a massive challenge. – Thomas Heatherwick

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Besides numerous science courses, I had the opportunity to study philosophy, the history of architecture, economics, and Russian history in courses taught by extraordinarily knowledgeable professors. – Stanley B. Prusiner

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I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can’t remember us working it out. – Art Garfunkel

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You look at the steamboat, the railroad, the car, the airplane – not all of these were invented in the Anglo-American world, but they were popularized and extended by it. They were made possible by the financial architecture, the capital intensive operati – Walter Russell Mead

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