Friday, April 30, 2010

Quotes of the Week: On Architecture

"All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
- G.K. Chesterton

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

"Ruins are the most persistent form of architecture."
- Joseph Brodsky

"I declare this thing open, whatever it is."
- Prince Philip, opening the east wing of Vancouver City Hall in 1970

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