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The Architect Says


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Selected list of architects / critics included in the compendium: Alvar Aalto, Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Denise Scott Brown, Santiago Calatrava, David Chipperfield, Leonardo da Vinci, Philbert de l Orme, Elizabeth Diller, Charles Eames, Peter Eisenman, Buckminster Fuller, Antonio Gaudi, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Thomas Jefferson, Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, Rem Koolhass, Tom Kundig, Rem Koolhass, Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, Adolf Loos, Sam Mockbee, Julia Morgan, I. M. Pei, Renzo Piano, John Ruskin, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Robert Venturi, Vitruvius, Frank Lloyd Wright, Peter Zumthor.

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An affordable, smart, portable collection of architecture related quotations; First well designed book that focuses solely on quotations about architects and architecture; Quotations will play off each other in each spread. Set up like a spirited dinner party, where an architect from the eighteenth century is sitting next to one practicing today, arguing, complimenting, disagreeing with each other, with critics present as well, adding their own two cents to the mix; Will include 30% 40% quotations from contemporary leading architects; Interesting typographic treatment (each quote will be matched with a different typeface that communicates something about the style/personality of the quoted individual); roughly 150 quotations in the collection, one quote per page; Potential for ancillary gift products.


"A pocketbook of inspiration.... Coming across unexpected quotes or ones that hit a nerve makes a flip through the book great. A couple of my favorites includes Jan Kaplicky: 'It's not a sign of creativity to have sixty-five ideas for one problem. It's just a waste of energy.' and Frank Gehry: 'I don't know why people hire architects and then tell them what to do.' These and other quotes make the book a great gift." --
"The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom gathers timeless wisdom on design and architecture from more than 100 of history's most vocal-and often dissenting-minds. What emerges, besides the fascinating tapas bar of ideas about the art and science of building, is the subtle but essential reminder that what lies at the heart of creative legacy aren't universal formulas and unrelenting tenets but perspective, conviction, and personality." -- Brain Pickings
"When it's 4 am and you're sitting in a confused mess of crumpled trace paper and dull X-acto blades, turn to this trusty compilation and try to find the light." --

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