The Architect Says A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights, and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design
This is a book of quotations by and about architects, and architecture. One quotation per page, the quote on the left and right side of the spread will in some way respond to each other. The Architect Says will resemble 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, disagreeing. Occasionally, a critic will add his or her two cents to the mix.
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.
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.