Stephen Gardiner Quotes (46 Quotes)


    The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.

    It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow, gradual process.

    The American order reveals a method that was largely the outcome of material necessity, as exemplified by the Colonial style and the grid.

    The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.

    The further forward we go, the further back we have to explore in order to go forward again.


    Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.

    In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world.

    It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.


    Stonehenge was built possibly by the Minoans. It presents one of man's first attempts to order his view of the outside world.

    The logic of Palladian architecture presented an aesthetic formula which could be applied universally.

    Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.

    The mandala describes balance. This is so whatever the pictorial form.

    The interior of the house personifies the private world; the exterior of it is part of the outside world.

    The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate the aloofness of the French approach.

    Houses mean a creation, something new, a shelter freed from the idea of a cave.

    In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.

    The medieval hall house was very primitive when it became the characteristic form of dwelling of the landowner of the Middle Ages.

    French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community.

    The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.

    The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves, to come out of the womb of nature.

    Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest.


    People like terra firma, and they should be allowed to walk where they wish.

    Until we perceive the meaning of our past, we remain the mere carriers of ideas, like the Nomads.

    The Romans used every housing form known today and they have a remarkably modern look.

    Georgian architecture respected the scale of both the individual and the community.

    In the Scottish Orkneys, the little stone houses with their single large room and central hearth had an extraordinary range of built-in furniture.

    Good buildings come from good people, ad all problems are solved by good design.

    The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.


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