Arthur Erickson Quotes on art

No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them... view

By: Arthur Erickson

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process... view

By: Arthur Erickson

Part of our western outlook stems from the scientific attitude and its method of isolating the parts of a phenomenon in order to analyze them... view

By: Arthur Erickson

The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line... view

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Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture... view

By: Arthur Erickson

No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems... view

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Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression... view

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The artist likes to seem totally responsible for his work. Often he begins to explain it, to make it appear as if it were a reasonable process... view

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Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart... view

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Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture... view

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Whenever we witness art in a building, we are aware of an energy contained by it... view

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We settled this continent without art. So it was easy for us to treat it as an imported luxury, not a necessity... view

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The heart, not the head, must be the guide... view

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The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events... view

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The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute, transforming everything into a brave new world, but there lingered an insecurity about the arts... view

By: Arthur Erickson