Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom, Laura Dushkes, Hardcover
If there's anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it's talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the sun hitting the side of a building), expanding on each other's thoughts (on materials, collaboration, clients, and constraints), or dishing out a clever quip, architects make good copy. 'The Architect Says' is a colourful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's most opinionated design minds. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party-an architect of today might sit next to a contemporary or someone from the eighteenth century-these sets of quotes convey a remarkable depth and diversity of thinking. Alternately wise and amusing, this elegant gem of a book makes the perfect gift for architects, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have helped shape our built world.
This is a book of quotations by and about architects, and architecture. The Architect Says resembles a dinner party, with an architect from the eighteenth century sitting next to one practicing today, or two contemporary architects talking to each other: complimenting, competing or disagreeing.