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The Architect Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom



  • 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 colorful 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.

    - Laura S. Dushkes
    - 160 pages
    - 978-1616890933
    - hardcover
    - Princeton Architectural Press/Chronicle
    - 2012

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