Profit and bottom line, the contemporary mantra, eliminates the very source of architectural expression.
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This great, though disastrous, culture can only change as we begin to stand off and see... the inveterate materialism which has become the model for cultures around the world.
The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.
Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.
In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them.
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She not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens.
It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed.
This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.