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architecture ::: 1. The profession of designing buildings and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. 2. The character or style of building. 3. Construction or structure generally. architectures.

architecture ::: n. --> The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.
Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.

Design, the way components fit together. The
term is used particularly of {processors}, both individual and
in general. "The {ARM} has a really clean architecture". It
may also be used of any complex system, e.g. "software
architecture", "network architecture".

Architecture Neutral Distribution Format
(ANDF) An emerging {OSF}
{standard} for software distribution. Programs are compiled
into ANDF before distribution and {executables} are produced
from it for the local target system. This allows software to
be developed and distributed in a single version then
installed on a variety of hardware.
See also {UNCOL}.
["Architecture Neutral Distribution Format: A White Paper",
Open Software Foundation, Nov 1990].

architecture ::: n. --> The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.
Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.

Architecture [from Latin architectura from Greek architekton master-builder] Signifies not building in itself, but the science or art of building in accordance with certain principles or rules which endure through the ages, because rooted in cosmic order and beauty. Architecture is reckoned as one of the five great arts, and the monuments of antiquity in whatever land show clearly that those who designed them had, besides a knowledge of materials and the technique of using them, some knowledge at least of the great cosmic laws of harmony and beauty, and their derivative, proportion.

architecture ::: (architecture) Design, the way components fit together. The term is used particularly of processors, both individual and in general. The ARM has a really clean architecture. It may also be used of any complex system, e.g. software architecture, network architecture. (1995-05-02)

Architecture Neutral Distribution Format ::: (programming, operating system) (ANDF) An emerging OSF standard for software distribution. Programs are compiled into ANDF before distribution and software to be developed and distributed in a single version then installed on a variety of hardware.See also UNCOL.[Architecture Neutral Distribution Format: A White Paper, Open Software Foundation, Nov 1990]. (1995-10-20)

architecture ::: 1. The profession of designing buildings and other artificial constructions and environments, usually with some regard to aesthetic effect. 2. The character or style of building. 3. Construction or structure generally. architectures.

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1:Architecture is frozen music. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
2:The architecture of the InfiniteDiscovered here its inward-musing shapesCaptured into wide breadths of soaring stone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 04.02 - The Growth of the Flame,
3:There is a meaning in each curve and line.It is an architecture high and grandBy many named and nameless masons builtIn which unseeing hands obey the Unseen, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga 1.01 - The Ideal of the Karmayogin,
4:John von Neumann (/vɒn ˈnɔɪmən/; Hungarian: Neumann Janos Lajos, pronounced [ˈnɒjmɒn ˈjaːnoʃ ˈlɒjoʃ]; December 28, 1903 - February 8, 1957) was a Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath. He made major contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and quantum statistical mechanics), economics (game theory), computing (Von Neumann architecture, linear programming, self-replicating machines, stochastic computing), and statistics. ~ Wikipedia,
5:Jordan Peterson's Book List1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley2. 1984 - George Orwell3. Road To Wigan Pier - George Orwell4. Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky5. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky6. Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche7. Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning8. The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski9. The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang10. Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, & Vol. 3) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn11. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl12. Modern Man in Search of A Soul - Carl Jung13. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief - Jordan B. Peterson14. A History of Religious Ideas (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) - Mircea Eliade15. Affective Neuroscience - Jaak Panksepp ~ Jordan Peterson,
6:At first, needing the companionship of the human voice, he had listened to classical plays especially the works of Shaw, Ibsen, and Shakespeare - or poetry readings from Discovery's enormous library of recorded sounds. The problems they dealt with, however, seemed so remote, or so easily resolved with a little common sense, that after a while he lost patience with them.So he switched to opera - usually in Italian or German, so that he was not distracted even by the minimal intellectual content that most operas contained. This phase lasted for two weeks before he realized that the sound of all these superbly trained voices was only exacerbating his loneliness. But what finally ended this cycle was Verdi's Requiem Mass, which he had never heard performed on Earth. The "Dies Irae," roaring with ominous appropriateness through the empty ship, left him completely shattered; and when the trumpets of Doomsday echoed from the heavens, he could endure no more.Thereafter, he played only instrumental music. He started with the romantic composers, but shed them one by one as their emotional outpourings became too oppressive. Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, lasted a few weeks, Beethoven rather longer. He finally found peace, as so many others had done, in the abstract architecture of Bach, occasionally ornamented with Mozart. And so Discovery drove on toward Saturn, as often as not pulsating with the cool music of the harpsichord, the frozen thoughts of a brain that had been dust for twice a hundred years. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
277:I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art. To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity. ~ I M Pei,
278:If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else. ~ Louis Kahn,
279:The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams. ~ Jay Chiat,
280:Architecture is not based on concrete and steel, and the elements of the soil. It's based on wonder. ~ Daniel Libeskind,
281:Architecture must concern itself continually with the socially beneficial distortion of the environment. ~ Cedric Price,
282:I'm totally into architecture for all strata of society. High design should not just be for rich people. ~ David Adjaye,
283:Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis. ~ Tadao Ando,
284:Madam de Stael pronounced architecture to be frozen music; so is statuary crystalized spirituality. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
285:The code gets completely rewritten from scratch or ported to another architecture or even another language. ~ Anonymous,
286:The Fire Department has traditionally considered architecture a priority only when it’s burning down. ~ Justin Davidson,
287:In L.A., cinema and television might be seen as more interesting places for architecture than ever before. ~ Neil Denari,
288:You have to accept as an architect to be exposed to criticism. Architecture should not rely on full harmony ~ Renzo Piano,
289:Beauty isn't what I'm primarily interested in [in architecture]. I think appropriateness is more important. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
290:May the software you write today have an architecture that your children’s children may discern and celebrate. ~ Anonymous,
291:Nobody sees it happening, but the architecture of our time
Is becoming the architecture of the next time. ~ Mark Strand,
292:The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
293:Almost everything we know about good software architecture has to do with making software easy to change ~ Mary Poppendieck,
294:I make no special difference between architecture and design, they are two different stages of invention. ~ Ettore Sottsass,
295:It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution. ~ Le Corbusier,
296:Ninety percent of the buildings we live in and around aren't architecture. No, that's not right - 98 percent. ~ Frank Gehry,
297:software architecture is a set of architectural (or, if you will, design) elements that have a particular form. ~ Anonymous,
298:Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society. ~ Kenzo Tange,
299:I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s. ~ Kenzo Tange,
300:The concept of architecture as analogous to landscape is something that has interested me for a long time. ~ Antoine Predock,
301:I don't think architecture is radical. How can something that takes years and costs millions be radical? ~ David Chipperfield,
302:The bowed frame of an old man is the settlement in the architecture of life. Nature had formed him for sadness. ~ Victor Hugo,
303:Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise. ~ Adolf Loos,
304:Architecture concerns itself only with those characters of an edifice which are above and beyond its common use. ~ John Ruskin,
305:...architecture was what you had instead of landscape, a signal of loss, of imitation. Europe had it in spades... ~ Tim Winton,
306:I always say that writing non-fiction versus writing fiction is a bit like architecture versus abstract painting. ~ Andrew Lam,
307:There is a deep human need for beauty and if you ignore that need in architecture your buildings will not last ~ Roger Scruton,
308:we need to be cautious of architectures that offer convenience and charge isolation as a price of admission. ~ Ethan Zuckerman,
309:Architecture is about the understanding of the world and turning it into a more meaningful and humane place. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
310:I believe [the architecture firm] Herzog and de Meuron and our collaboration made the product the best it could be. ~ Ai Weiwei,
311:I went into architecture a little as 'Peck's Bad Boy.' It allowed me to be a critic in a socially condoned way. ~ James Polshek,
312:Writing about music really is like dancing about architecture--and a good thing, too. Everything is like that. ~ Timothy Morton,
313:Angkor is perhaps the greatest of Man's essays in rectangular architecture that has yet been brought to life. ~ Arnold J Toynbee,
314:Architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry, may truly be called the efflorescence of civilised life. ~ Herbert Spencer,
315:For me, I think the most exciting thing in architecture is the re-emergence of the locally-focused architect. ~ Cameron Sinclair,
316:How do you document an architecture so that others can successfully use it, maintain it, and build a system from it? ~ Anonymous,
317:I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
318:Literature, at least good literature, is science tempered with the blood of art. Like architecture or music. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
319:Literature, at least good literature, is science tempered with the blood of art. Like architecture or music. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
320:London is one of the most civilised places in the world for the procedure of making architecture and urban design. ~ Renzo Piano,
321:The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
322:Architects have made architecture too complex. We need to simplify it and use a language that everyone can understand. ~ Toyo Ito,
323:I don't believe that classical architecture is enough to engage people anymore. They say: 'So what else is new?' ~ Peter Eisenman,
324:Anybody I talk to agrees that maybe 2 percent of the building environment since the war, we could call architecture. ~ Frank Gehry,
325:Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea. ~ Yoshio Taniguchi,
326:Architecture is the simplest means of articulating time and space, of modulating reality, of engendering dreams. ~ Ivan Chtcheglov,
327:Nothing can be more airy and beautiful than the transparent seed-globe-a fairy dome of splendid architecture. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
328:The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in. ~ Voltaire,
329:Architecture is supposed to complete nature. Great architecture makes nature more beautiful-it gives it power. ~ Claudio Silvestrin,
330:I appreciated that all animals have some form of mental life that reflects the architecture of their nervous system. ~ Oliver Sacks,
331:I was also always interested in the aesthetic realm - architecture and that kind of stuff - but music was my first love. ~ St Lucia,
332:The Italians are the most civilized people. And they're very warm. Basically, they're Jews with great architecture. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
333:God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper. ~ Alvar Aalto,
334:In architecture and interiors, as well as fashion, there is an interaction that is both functional and aesthetic. ~ Joseph Altuzarra,
335:Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
336:The architecture
of my sister's thinking,
now phantom.
I fall
down stairs
that are nothing
but air. ~ Jandy Nelson,
337:There is a lot of bad architecture. What we need more is to look at how our landscape should look in the next decades. ~ Dieter Rams,
338:I love fashion, I love architecture and I love image making so if I can, I would put all these three in one pot. ~ Christopher Bailey,
339:Once I got out of architecture school I decided not to be an architect, I just started my own little design studio. ~ Joseph Kosinski,
340:When I was in architecture school at Princeton, the worst thing you could say about someone was that they were eclectic. ~ Hugh Hardy,
341:Architecture is not created, it is discovered – the hand will find solutions before the mind can even comprehend them. ~ Glenn Murcutt,
342:So here I stand before you preaching organic architecture: declaring organic architecture to be the modern ideal. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
343:Splendid architecture, the love of your life, an old friend... they can all go drifting by unseen if youre not careful. ~ Ian Mckellen,
344:There are no chords in modernist architecture, only lines - lines that may come to an end, but that achieve no closure ~ Roger Scruton,
345:The show is called The Office and while it focuses on the people, the architecture of the space is very important. ~ Brian Baumgartner,
346:We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
347:When circumstances defy order, order should bend or break: anomalies and uncertainties give validity to architecture. ~ Robert Venturi,
348:Architecture approaches nearer than any other art to being irrevocable because it is so difficult to get rid of. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
349:I would've been intrigued by being a film director. I would've been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture. ~ Charlie Rose,
350:A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. ~ Lord Byron,
351:I am trying to counter the fixity of architectures, their stolidity, with elements that give an ineffable immaterial quality. ~ Toyo Ito,
352:I make no apology for preoccupying myself with architecture, television, conceptual art, restaurants and Jane Asher's cakes. ~ Will Self,
353:Is there some vital connection between Norman church architecture and the milking of beef cattle of which I am unaware? ~ Michael Chabon,
354:New York is the cubist, the futurist city. It expresses in its architecture, its life, its spirit, the modern thought. ~ Francis Picabia,
355:When a child has learned this architecture, he can tell time as easily from a wristwatch as from a church tower. ~ Frederick P Brooks Jr,
356:When I see beautiful clothes, I want to keep them, preserve them... Clothes, like architecture and art, reflect an era. ~ Azzedine Alaia,
357:Architecture and any art can transform a person, even save someone. It can for children - for anyone. It still does for me. ~ Frank Gehry,
358:I don't believe architecture has to speak too much. It should remain silent and let nature in the guise of sunlight and wind ~ Tadao Ando,
359:I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses. ~ Daryl Hall,
360:Nothing like that warm and fuzzy Soviet architecture ... Pretty much as close to the Klingon home world as you're gonna get. ~ Josh Gates,
361:Architecture is exposed to life. If its body is sensitive enough, it can assume a quality that bears witness to past life. ~ Peter Zumthor,
362:Modernism in architecture went hand in hand with socialist and fascist projects to rid old Europe of its hierarchical past ~ Roger Scruton,
363:The building is a special place because of its architecture; But it's people who make it special by participating in it. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
364:The goal of software architecture is to minimize the human resources required to build and maintain the required system. ~ Robert C Martin,
365:Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built. ~ Daniel Libeskind,
366:A lot of my work is about questioning the stability and permanence of architecture, and, in turn, the stability of society. ~ Lebbeus Woods,
367:Architecture begins to matter when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads. ~ Paul Goldberger,
368:I have tried to get close to the frontier between architecture and sculpture and to understand architecture as an art. ~ Santiago Calatrava,
369:I suppose I'm trying to build an architecture that's as timeless as possible, although we're all creatures of our age. ~ David Chipperfield,
370:My weakness ... is architecture. I think of my work as ephemeral architecture, dedicated to the beauty of the female body. ~ Christian Dior,
371:Architecture is bound to situation. And I feel like the site is a metaphysical link, a poetic link, to what a building can be. ~ Steven Holl,
372:I had some good opportunities. I was lucky to have had the chance to do things differently. Architecture is about surprise. ~ Oscar Niemeyer,
373:I have a strong sense that every project is an invention, which is not a word I hear being used in architecture courses ~ Thomas Heatherwick,
374:Timothy O'Sullivan was, it seems to me, the greatest of the photographers because he understood nature first as architecture. ~ Robert Adams,
375:When I'm in London, Claridge's is a great favourite. I'm a big fan of art deco architecture and the rooms are extraordinary. ~ Roman Coppola,
376:Clearly, if a building is not functionally and technically in order, then it isn't architecture either, it's just a building. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
377:The details are the very source of expression in architecture. But we are caught in a vice between art and the bottom line. ~ Arthur Erickson,
378:The problem with digital architecture is that an algorithm can produce endless variations, so an architect has many choices. ~ Peter Eisenman,
379:Architecture immortalizes and glorifies something. Hence there can be no architecture where there is nothing to glorify. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
380:Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves andthe world, and this mediation takes place through the senses ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
381:The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
382:In architecture, the demand was no longer for box-like forms, but for buildings that have something to say to the human emotions. ~ Kenzo Tange,
383:I think Miss Monroe as architecture is extremely good architecture, and she's a very natural actress, and a very good one. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
384:It was only in an urban landscape, amid straight lines and architecture, that she could situate herself in human time and history. ~ Ruth Ozeki,
385:The elements of architecture are not visual units or gestalt; they are encounters, confrontations that interact with memory. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
386:The process I go through in the art and the architecture, I actually want it to be almost childlike. Sometimes I think it's magical. ~ Maya Lin,
387:There's certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that. ~ Lenny Kravitz,
388:You see a lot of so-called architecture that part of the ego trip overpowers the functionality and the budget and all that stuff. ~ Frank Gehry,
389:Art in progress. MAK has occupied a unique and valuable space as international host for discourse between the arts and architecture. ~ Thom Mayne,
390:As a total activity - I practice curating, art, architecture, writing, and publishing all together. I still act as a living creature. ~ Ai Weiwei,
391:I'm trying to create flesh architecture. I aim to get a sculptural feel for groups of bodies, as well as create performance art. ~ Spencer Tunick,
392:All civilisation begins with a theocracy and ends with a democracy. This law of liberty succeeding unity is written in architecture. ~ Victor Hugo,
393:During those years of travel I saw that architecture is what we console ourselves with once we’ve obliterated our natural landscapes. ~ Tim Winton,
394:I want to do interiors, furniture. I want to do architecture, although I'm not an architect. Nor am I a trained interior designer. ~ Lenny Kravitz,
395:Architecture is the triumph of human imagination over materials, methods, and men, to put man into possession of his own earth ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
396:Art is more than a series of images that are disembodied. Art is objects that live in real places, economies, spaces, architecture. ~ Trevor Paglen,
397:As technology advances at an alarming pace, the place of drawing remains as valid as ever in the creation of art and architecture. ~ Prince Charles,
398:Modern architecture does not mean the use of immature new materials; the main thing is to refine materials in a more human direction. ~ Alvar Aalto,
399:Princeton University's campus environment presents unique challenges and opportunities for architecture to act as a social condenser. ~ Steven Holl,
400:Some authors regard morality in the same light as we regard modern architecture. Convenience is the first thing to be looked for. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
401:I truly believe that the great heroes that create the history of architecture are people who take risks and write to tell about it. ~ Peter Eisenman,
402:The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man's life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence. ~ Eero Saarinen,
403:All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
404:This profession [photography] is deserving of attention and respect equal to that accorded painting, literature, music and architecture. ~ Ansel Adams,
405:Why should architecture or objects of art in the machine age, just because they are made by machines, have to resemble machinery? ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
406:I'm somebody who likes codes and ciphers and chases and artwork and architecture, and all the things you find in a Robert Langdon thriller. ~ Dan Brown,
407:The elms of New England! They are as much a part of her beauty as the columns of the Parthenon were the glory of its architecture. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
408:Art is very tricky because it's what you do for yourself. It's much harder for me to make those works than the monuments or the architecture. ~ Maya Lin,
409:Churches have given us great treasures such as music and architecture. Whether that pays for the harm they have done is another matter. ~ Daniel Dennett,
410:If music is frozen architecture, then the potpourri is frozen coffee-table gossip... Potpourri is the art of adding apples to pears. ~ Arnold Schoenberg,
411:I'm a very tactile learner, so I need analog index cards, moving them all about, trying out various sequences for the book's architecture. ~ Joshua Mohr,
412:Perhaps the CEO’s most important operational responsibility is designing and implementing the communication architecture for her company. ~ Ben Horowitz,
413:What holds us back in life is the invisible architecture of fear. It keeps us in our comfort zones, which are, in truth, the least safe ~ Robin S Sharma,
414:It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect. ~ John Ruskin,
415:Some things never change for Italians: their love of art, architecture, opera, pasta, and cutting people's balls off when they misbehave. ~ Louis Ferrante,
416:..."vers libre," (free verse) or nine-tenths of it, is not a new metre any more than sleeping in a ditch is a new school of architecture. ~ G K Chesterton,
417:I loved logic, math, computer programming. I loved systems and logic approaches. And so I just figured architecture is this perfect combination. ~ Maya Lin,
418:The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions. ~ Helmut Jahn,
419:The peace within and flowing from sacred spaces and architecture places is clothed in forgiveness, renunciation, and reconciliation. ~ Norris Brock Johnson,
420:The problem of architecture as I see it is the problem of all art – the elimination of the human element from the consideration of the form. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
421:The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
422:Good architecture is necessary to give programs enough structure to be able to grow large without collapsing into a puddle of confusion. ~ Douglas Crockford,
423:The purpose of architecture is to transmute the emptiness into space, that is into something which our minds can grasp as an organized unity. ~ El Lissitzky,
424:Though who knows the architecture of the mind, and whether the arches that open upon discrete episodes are ordered in any way sequentialy? ~ Gregory Maguire,
425:Architecture must have something that appeals to the human heart. Creative work is expressed in our time as a union of technology and humanity. ~ Kenzo Tange,
426:Generally in our world, whether in architecture or almost anywhere else, we devalue the artist, and schools at whatever level shut people down. ~ Frank Gehry,
427:I have people working together, doing different things: architecture, art installation, photography, publishing, and curatorial works and design. ~ Ai Weiwei,
428:I never studied sculpture, engineering or architecture. In fact, after college I applied to seven art schools and was rejected by all seven. ~ Janet Echelman,
429:I think all writing about art is in some way dancing to architecture. It's all about similitude, being analogous, metaphorical, adjectival, etc. ~ Rob Chapman,
430:I would say that to put architecture in the chain of history, to be able to interpret and understand why we are where we are, is quite crucial. ~ Rafael Moneo,
431:Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture. ~ Tadao Ando,
432:There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through ~ Dan Rice,
433:Architecture does not change anything. It's always on the side of the wealthy. The important thing is to believe that it can make life better. ~ Oscar Niemeyer,
434:Forests were the first temples of the Divinity, and it is in the forests that men have grasped the first idea of architecture. ~ Francois Rene de Chateaubriand,
435:In the Renaissance there wasn't a distinction. Bernini was an artist and he made architecture, and Michelangelo also did some great architecture. ~ Frank Gehry,
436:That's why you go into architecture - at least I did - to do things for people. I think most of us are idealists. You start out that way, anyway. ~ Frank Gehry,
437:Vitruvian Man. This ancient described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion within the Classical orders of architecture ~ Hourly History,
438:Architecture which enters into a symbiosis with light does not merely create form in light, by day and at night, but allow light to become form. ~ Richard Meier,
439:perhaps the boldest instance of a sudden change in almost every respect, whether of plan, elevation, or detail, which is known to architecture. ~ Lynn Thorndike,
440:There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry - architecture being the least banal derivative of the latter. ~ Edith Wharton,
441:We have no sociology of architecture. Architects are unaccustomed to social analysis and mistrust it; sociologists have fatter fish to fry. ~ Denise Scott Brown,
442:Architecture is art, but art vastly contaminated by many other things. Contaminated in the best sense of the word – fed, fertilised by many things. ~ Renzo Piano,
443:Each museum is different - the collection is different, the context is different, the relationship between the art and architecture is different. ~ Richard Meier,
444:It is very difficult to fix a poorly written application retroactively if it has a fundamentally flawed architecture from an efficiency perspective. ~ Ben Watson,
445:Only in intimate communion with solitude may man find himself. Solitude is good company and my architecture is not for those who fear or shun it. ~ Luis Barragan,
446:The capitol city of Angkor Kol Ker, the heart of the Khmer empire, held architecture the likes of which Europe would not see for half a century. ~ Robert Doherty,
447:As scientists put it, the brain is plastic, or moldable. Yes, the actual physical architecture of the brain changes based on what happens to us. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
448:I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play. ~ Philip Warren Anderson,
449:If proportion is the good breeding of architecture, symmetry, or the answering of one part to another, may be defined as the sanity of decoration. ~ Edith Wharton,
450:It snowed right before Jack stopped talking to Hazel, fluffy white flakes big enough to show their crystal architecture, like perfect geometric poems. ~ Anne Ursu,
451:Any work of architecture that has with it some discussion, some polemic, I think is good. It shows that people are interested, people are involved. ~ Richard Meier,
452:Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book. ~ Victor Hugo,
453:Theater publicly reveals the human condition through appealing to both intellect and emotion. Architecture, whether lowly or exalted, can do the same. ~ Hugh Hardy,
454:What do we mean when we ask what the point is? Reflection bakes no bread, but then neither does architecture, music, art, history, or literature. ~ Simon Blackburn,
455:All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space. ~ Philip Johnson,
456:Fashion, art, and architecture are all so tightly connected; I think the way to approach referencing these art works is by capturing the essence. ~ Roksanda Ilincic,
457:I always look forward to the next project. That is one of the wonderful things about architecture - you always can hope for another project to design. ~ Cesar Pelli,
458:in architecture, mediocrity is more glaringly obvious than in other lines - because there's a huge, physical object such as a building to demonstrate it. ~ Ayn Rand,
459:When I started designing in school, I discovered that I had a knack for it. I fell completely in love with architecture, and I remain in love with it. ~ Cesar Pelli,
460:Architecture is not all about the design of the building and nothing else, it is also about the cultural setting and the ambience, the whole affair. ~ Michael Graves,
461:Concepts differentiate architecture from mere building...A bicycle shed with a concept is architecture; a cathedral without one is just a building. ~ Bernard Tschumi,
462:He was of opinion that what we now vulgarly call the Gothick, ought properly and truly be named Saracenick Architecture refined by the Christians. ~ Christopher Wren,
463:There are only four great arts: music, painting, sculpture, and ornamental pastry- architecture being perhaps the least banal derivative of the latter. ~ Julia Child,
464:The very essence of architecture consists of a variety and development reminiscent of natural organic life. This is the only true style in architecture ~ Alvar Aalto,
465:Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being. ~ Luis Barragan,
466:French architecture always manages to combine the most magnificent underlying themes of architecture; like Roman design, it looks to the community. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
467:The building is a national tragedy - a cross between a concrete candy box and a marble sarcophagus in which the art of architecture lies buried. ~ Ada Louise Huxtable,
468:Architecture should have little to do with problem solving - rather it should create desirable conditions and opportunities hitherto thought impossible. ~ Cedric Price,
469:The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry. ~ Marie Antoine Careme,
470:the most beautiful warrior, who has scar tissue designs coiled like railroad tracks over the rigorous architecture of his chest and shoulders and back. ~ Jennifer Egan,
471:After writing all day I go for a walk and see a piece of architecture i want to photograph and i have to take a picture and later a poem comes in my mind. ~ Patti Smith,
472:All architecture is what you do to it when you look upon it;
Did you think it was in the white or gray stone? or the lines of the arches and cornices? ~ Walt Whitman,
473:Architecture is a political act, by nature. It has to do with the relationships between people and how they decide to change their conditions of living. ~ Lebbeus Woods,
474:If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports. ~ Michael Mandelbaum,
475:I feel however, that we architects have a special duty and mission... (to contribute) to the socio-cultural development of architecture and urban planning ~ Kenzo Tange,
476:I like it when people are driven. I love that in any field of work, in architecture or whatever. Like Lorne Michaels - he pays attention to every detail. ~ Fred Armisen,
477:I am always surprised by how much little emphasis schools of architecture, and indeed, many architects, place on the process of the mating of a building. ~ Norman Foster,
478:I love walking along Leiths waterfront and wandering around some of New Towns beautiful streets and squares, with their gorgeous Georgian architecture. ~ Dexter Fletcher,
479:Remember the importance of small actions. They're the building blocks in the architecture of your life, the quiet victories you win for yourself each day. ~ Diane Dreher,
480:What surprises me most in architecture, as in other techniques, is that a project has one life in its built state but another in its written or drawn state. ~ Aldo Rossi,
481:Architecture can't force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive. ~ Denise Scott Brown,
482:In a society that celebrates the inessential, architecture can put up a resistance, counteract the waste of forms and meanings and speak its own language. ~ Peter Zumthor,
483:The architect's role is to fight for a better world, where he can produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people. ~ Oscar Niemeyer,
484:Did not pleasure depend on an architecture of perspective—on contrast and delay, withholding and loss? Did not true enjoyment rely on facing the future? ~ Gordon Dahlquist,
485:It is not an individual act, architecture. You have to consider your client. Only out of that can you produce great architecture. You cannot work in the abstract ~ I M Pei,
486:I've always been interested in the idea of the artificial landscape. Reforming the landscape. Architecture being a method of reforming the earth's surface. ~ Lebbeus Woods,
487:The Getty Museum & Library is a white monolith of modern architecture perched over one of the worst freeways in LA.  Accessible only by an electric tram, ~ Kate Danley,
488:But after the time there I'd had it with fashion again, so I left to go to architecture school in a summer course at Harvard, which didn't last very long. ~ Stephen Sprouse,
489:Did not pleasure depend on an architecture of perspective--on contrast and delay, withholding and loss? Did not true enjoyment rely in facing the future? ~ Gordon Dahlquist,
490:I think architecture becomes interesting when it has a double character, that is, when it is as simple as possible but, at the same time as complex as possible ~ Tadao Ando,
491:I think the future of architecture does not lie so much in continuing to fill up the landscape, as in bringing back life and order to our cities and towns. ~ Gottfried Bohm,
492:What you newspaper and magazine writers, who work in rabbit time, don't understand is that the practice of architecture has to be measured in elephant time. ~ Eero Saarinen,
493:You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth, and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth, at it's best. ~ Ben Nicholson,
494:A revolution which can transform modes of production but not types of speech, social relations but not styles of architecture, remains radically incomplete. ~ Terry Eagleton,
495:From dawn on the sea was constructing its own architecture of hulks, masts and rigging, under the still sleep-blurred eyes of the men chained together in pairs. ~ Jean Genet,
496:I wanted to be a pilot, but I was always drawing bodies. When I realised I wanted to pursue something creative, my parents pushed me towards architecture. ~ Hussein Chalayan,
497:One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful. ~ Oksana Baiul,
498:Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of the structure so much as what it contains that moves us. ~ Arthur Erickson,
499:The more I examine the universe and the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming. ~ Freeman Dyson,
500:To reduce a library to simple architecture, bricks and mortar is a mistake. Similarly, to suggest a library is defined by the books on the shelf is erroneous. ~ Alan Bennett,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   4 Philosophy

   8 Sri Aurobindo
   3 The Mother
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche

   7 Savitri
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Mothers Agenda
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Life Divine

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  His dreamed magnificence of things to be.
  A crown of the Architecture of the worlds,
  A mystery of married Earth and Heaven

02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He saw the image of a happier state.
  In an Architecture of hieratic Space
  Circling and mounting towards creation's tops,

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Disharmonising the original style
  Of the Architecture of her fate's design,
  It falsified the primal cosmic Will

02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It drew its concept-maps and vision-plans
  Too large for the Architecture of mortal Space.
  Beyond in wideness where no footing is,

04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Or caught into a body the Divine.
  The Architecture of the Infinite

06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is an Architecture high and grand
  By many named and nameless masons built

10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But learn not what they are or why they came;
  These polities, Architectures of man's brain,
  That, bricked with evil and good, wall in man's spirit

1.01_-_Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  It would be worth the while to build still more deliberately than I did, considering, for instance, what foundation a door, a window, a cellar, a garret, have in the nature of man, and perchance never raising any superstructure until we found a better reason for it than our temporal necessities even. There is some of the same fitness in a mans building his own house that there is in a birds building its own nest. Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged? But alas! we do like cowbirds and cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests which other birds have built, and cheer no traveller with their chattering and unmusical notes. Shall we forever resign the pleasure of construction to the carpenter? What does Architecture amount to in the experience of the mass of men? I never in all my walks came across a man engaged in so simple and natural an occupation as building his house. We belong to the community. It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer.
  True, there are architects so called in this country, and I have heard of one at least possessed with the idea of making architectural ornaments have a core of truth, a necessity, and hence a beauty, as if it were a revelation to him. All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism. A sentimental reformer in Architecture, he began at the cornice, not at the foundation. It was only how to put a core of truth within the ornaments, that every sugar plum in fact might have an almond or caraway seed in it,though I hold that almonds are most wholesome without the sugar,and not how the inhabitant, the indweller, might build truly within and without, and let the ornaments take care of themselves. What reasonable man ever supposed that ornaments were something outward and in the skin merely,that the tortoise got his spotted shell, or the shellfish its mother-o-pearl tints, by such a contract as the inhabitants of Broadway their Trinity Church? But a man has no more to do with the style of Architecture of his house than a tortoise with that of its shell: nor need the soldier be so idle as to try to paint the precise color of his virtue on his standard. The enemy will find it out. He may turn pale when the trial comes. This man seemed to me to lean over the cornice, and timidly whisper his half truth to the rude occupants who really knew it better than he. What of architectural beauty I now see, I know has gradually grown from within outward, out of the necessities and character of the indweller, who is the only builder,out of some unconscious truthfulness, and nobleness, without ever a thought for the appearance and whatever additional beauty of this kind is destined to be produced will be preceded by a like unconscious beauty of life. The most interesting dwellings in this country, as the painter knows, are the most unpretending, humble log huts and cottages of the poor commonly; it is the life of the inhabitants whose shells they are, and not any peculiarity in their surfaces merely, which makes them _picturesque;_ and equally interesting will be the citizens suburban box, when his life shall be as simple and as agreeable to the imagination, and there is as little straining after effect in the style of his dwelling. A great proportion of architectural ornaments are literally hollow, and a September gale would strip them off, like borrowed plumes, without injury to the substantials. They can do without _Architecture_ who have no olives nor wines in the cellar. What if an equal ado were made about the ornaments of style in literature, and the architects of our bibles spent as much time about their cornices as the architects of our churches do? So are made the _belles-lettres_ and the _beaux-arts_ and their professors.
  Much it concerns a man, forsooth, how a few sticks are slanted over him or under him, and what colors are daubed upon his box. It would signify somewhat, if, in any earnest sense, _he_ slanted them and daubed it; but the spirit having departed out of the tenant, it is of a piece with constructing his own coffin,the Architecture of the grave, and
  carpenter is but another name for coffin-maker. One man says, in his despair or indifference to life, take up a handful of the earth at your feet, and paint your house that color. Is he thinking of his last and narrow house? Toss up a copper for it as well. What an abundance of leisure he must have! Why do you take up a handful of dirt? Better paint your house your own complexion; let it turn pale or blush for you. An enterprise to improve the style of cottage Architecture! When you have got my ornaments ready I will wear them.
  I am wont to think that men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men, the former are so much the freer. Men and oxen exchange work; but if we consider necessary work only, the oxen will be seen to have greatly the advantage, their farm is so much the larger. Man does some of his part of the exchange work in his six weeks of haying, and it is no boys play. Certainly no nation that lived simply in all respects, that is, no nation of philosophers, would commit so great a blunder as to use the labor of animals. True, there never was and is not likely soon to be a nation of philosophers, nor am
  I certain it is desirable that there should be. However, _I_ should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horse-man or a herds-man merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one mans gain is not anothers loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied? Granted that some public works would not have been constructed without this aid, and let man share the glory of such with the ox and horse; does it follow that he could not have accomplished works yet more worthy of himself in that case? When men begin to do, not merely unnecessary or artistic, but luxurious and idle work, with their assistance, it is inevitable that a few do all the exchange work with the oxen, or, in other words, become the slaves of the strongest. Man thus not only works for the animal within him, but, for a symbol of this, he works for the animal without him. Though we have many substantial houses of brick or stone, the prosperity of the farmer is still measured by the degree to which the barn overshadows the house. This town is said to have the largest houses for oxen, cows, and horses hereabouts, and it is not behindhand in its public buildings; but there are very few halls for free worship or free speech in this county. It should not be by their Architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves? How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East! Towers and temples are the luxury of princes. A simple and independent mind does not toil at the bidding of any prince. Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent. To what end, pray, is so much stone hammered? In
  Arcadia, when I was there, I did not see any hammering stone. Nations are possessed with an insane ambition to perpetuate the memory of themselves by the amount of hammered stone they leave. What if equal pains were taken to smooth and polish their manners? One piece of good sense would be more memorable than a monument as high as the moon. I love better to see stones in place. The grandeur of Thebes was a vulgar grandeur. More sensible is a rod of stone wall that bounds an honest mans field than a hundred-gated Thebes that has wandered farther from the true end of life. The religion and civilization which are barbaric and heathenish build splendid temples; but what you might call

1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  NATION is building in India today before the eyes of the world so swiftly, so palpably that all can watch the process and those who have sympathy and intuition distinguish the forces at work, the materials in use, the lines of the divine Architecture. This nation is not a new race raw from the workshop of Nature or created by modern circumstances.

1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  1. The Unperspectival World
  The transformation of European sensitivity to, and comprehension of, the world is nowhere more clearly discernible than in painting and Architecture. Only our insight into this transformation can lead to a proper understanding of the nature and meaning of new styles and forms of expression.
  Man's lack of spatial awareness is attended by a lack of ego-consciousness, since in order to objectify and qualify space, a self-conscious "I" is required that is able to stand opposite or confront space, as well as to depict or represent it by projecting it out of his soul or psyche. In this light, Worringer's statements regarding the lack of all space consciousness in Egyptian art are perfectly valid: "Only in the rudimentary form of prehistorical space and cave magic does space have a role in Egyptian Architecture . . . . The Egyptians were neutral and indifferent toward space . . . . They were not even potentially aware of spatiality. Their experience was not trans-spatial but pre-spatial; . . . their culture of oasis cultivation was spaceless . . . . Their culture knew only spatial limitations and enclosures in Architecture but no inwardness or interiority as such. Just as their engraved reliefs lacked shadow depth, so too was their Architecture devoid of special depth. The third dimension, that is the actual dimension of life's tension and polarity, was experience not as a quality but as a mere quantity. How then was space, the moment of depth-seeking extent, to enter their awareness as an independent quality apart from all corporality? . . . The Egyptians lacked utterly any spatial consciousness."
  This has been indirectly confirmed by von Kaschnitz-Weinberg, who has documented two opposing yet complementary structural elements of ancient art as it emerged from the Megalithic (stone) age. The first, Dolmen Architecture, entered the Mediterranean region primarily from Northern and Western Europe and was especially influential on Greek Architecture. It is phallic in nature and survives in the column Architecture in Greece, as in the Parthenon. Space is visible here simply as diastyle or the intercolumnar space, whose structure is determined by the vertical posts and the horizontal lintels and corresponds to Euclidean cubic space.
  The second structural element in von Kaschnitz-Weinbergs view is the uterine character of Grotto Architecture that entered the Mediterranean area from the Orient (mainly from Iran) and survives in Roman dome Architecture, as in the Pantheon or the Baths. Here space is merely a vault, a Grotto-space corresponding to the powerful cosmological conception of the Oriental matriarchal religions for, which the world itself is nothing but a vast cavern. It is of interest that Plato, in his famous allegory, was the first to describe man in the process of leaving the cave.
  The two polar elements which made up the spaceless foundation of the ancient world were first united and creatively amalgamated in Christian ecclesiastical Architecture. (The symbolic content of these elements does not, as we will see later emphasize the sexual, but rather the psychical and mythical aspects.) Their amalgamation subsequently gives rise to the Son of Man; the duality of the column and tower, the vault and dome of Christian church Architecture made feasible for the first time the trinity represented by the son-as-man, the man who will create his own space.
  It is this same shape - the ellipse - which Michelangelo introduces into Architecture via his dome of St. Peters, which is elliptical and not round or suggestive of the cavern or vault.

1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Memory is the very stuff of consciousness itself. It is, to use a figure of speech, the mortar of the Architecture of the mind, that integrating faculty binding together all the various sensations and impressions. The Will is a colour- less principle moved by, and comparable to, desire. It is the power of the spiritual Self in action. In ordinary life it is not, as it should be, the servant of the man, but rules him with a rod of iron binding him to those very things from which he essays to escape.

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  pride, man's triumph over gravitation, man's will to power, assume
  a visible form. Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means
  of forms. Now it is persuasive, even flattering, and at other times

1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  "stone that has a spirit," 48 in modern parlance the most elemen-
  tary building-stone in the Architecture of matter, the atom,
  which is an intellectual model. The alchemists describe the

1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  But for all their inadequacy and their radical unlikeness to the facts to which they refer, words remain the most reliable and accurate of our symbols. Whenever we want to have a precise report of facts or ideas, we must resort to words. A ceremony, a carved or painted image, may convey more meanings and overtones of meaning in a smaller compass and with greater vividness than can a verbal formula; but it is liable to convey them in a form that is much more vague and indefinite. One often meets, in modern literature, with the notion that mediaeval churches were the architectural, sculptural and pictorial equivalents of a theological summa, and that mediaeval worshippers who admired the works of art around them were thereby enlightened on the subject of doctrine. This view was evidently not shared by the more earnest churchmen of the Middle Ages. Coulton cites the utterances of preachers who complained that congregations were getting entirely false ideas of Catholicism by looking at the pictures in the churches instead of listening to sermons. (Similarly, in our own day the Catholic Indians of Central America have evolved the wildest heresies by brooding on the carved and painted symbols with which the Conquistadors filled their churches.) St. Bernards objection to the richness of Cluniac Architecture, sculpture and ceremonial was motivated by intellectual as well as strictly moral considerations. So great and marvellous a variety of divers forms meets the eye that one is tempted to read in the marbles rather than in the books, to pass the whole day looking at these carvings one after another rather than in meditating on the law of God. It is in imageless contemplation that the soul comes to the unitive knowledge of Reality; consequently, for those who, like St. Bernard and his Cistercians, are really concerned to achieve mans final end, the fewer distracting symbols the better.

2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  On that hypothesis, there must be behind the action of the material Energy a secret involved Consciousness, cosmic, infinite, building up through the action of that frontal Energy its means of an evolutionary manifestation, a creation out of itself in the boundless finite of the material universe. The apparent inconscience of the material Energy would be an indispensable condition for the structure of the material world-substance in which this Consciousness intends to involve itself so that it may grow by evolution out of its apparent opposite; for without some such device a complete involution would be impossible. If there is such a creation by the Infinite out of itself, it must be the manifestation, in a material disguise, of truths or powers of its own being: the forms or vehicles of these truths or powers would be the basic general or fundamental determinates we see in Nature; the particular determinates, which otherwise are unaccountable variations that have emerged from the vague general stuff in which they originate, would be the appropriate forms or vehicles of the possibilities that the truths or powers residing in these fundamentals bore within them. The principle of free variation of possibilities natural to an infinite Consciousness would be the explanation of the aspect of inconscient Chance of which we are aware in the workings of Nature, - inconscient only in appearance and so appearing because of the complete involution in Matter, because of the veil with which the secret Consciousness has disguised its presence. The principle of truths, real powers of the Infinite imperatively fulfilling themselves would be the explanation of the opposite aspect of a mechanical Necessity which we see in Nature, mechanical in appearance only and so appearing because of the same veil of Inconscience. It would then be perfectly intelligible why the Inconscient does its works with a constant principle of mathematical Architecture, of design, of effective arrangement of numbers, of adaptation of means to ends, of inexhaustible device and invention, one might almost say, a constant experimental skill and an automatism of purpose. The appearance of consciousness out of an apparent Inconscience would also be no longer inexplicable.

2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  have nothing to do with such matters--the _first_ principle of all
  great Architecture. But it was not sufficiently firm to resist the
  _corruptest_ form of corruption, to resist the Christians.... These

2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  IN THE earliest stages of evolutionary Nature we are met by the dumb secrecy of her inconscience; there is no revelation of any significance or purpose in her works, no hint of any other principles of being than that first formulation which is her immediate preoccupation and seems to be for ever her only business: for in her primal works Matter alone appears, the sole dumb and stark cosmic reality. A Witness of creation, if there had been one conscious but uninstructed, would only have seen appearing out of a vast abyss of an apparent non-existence an Energy busy with the creation of Matter, a material world and material objects, organising the infinity of the Inconscient into the scheme of a boundless universe or a system of countless universes that stretched around him into Space without any certain end or limit, a tireless creation of nebulae and star-clusters and suns and planets, existing only for itself, without a sense in it, empty of cause or purpose. It might have seemed to him a stupendous machinery without a use, a mighty meaningless movement, an aeonic spectacle without a witness, a cosmic edifice without an inhabitant; for he would have seen no sign of an indwelling Spirit, no being for whose delight it was made. A creation of this kind could only be the outcome of an inconscient Energy or an illusion-cinema, a shadow play or puppet play of forms reflected on a superconscient indifferent Absolute. He would have seen no evidence of a soul and no hint of mind or life in this immeasurable and interminable display of Matter. It would not have seemed to him possible or imaginable that there could at all be in this desert universe for ever inanimate and insensible an outbreak of teeming life, a first vibration of something occult and incalculable, alive and conscious, a secret spiritual entity feeling its way towards the surface.
  But after some aeons, looking out once more on that vain panorama, he might have detected in one small corner at least of the universe this phenomenon, a corner where Matter had been prepared, its operations sufficiently fixed, organised, made stable, adapted as a scene of a new development, - the phenomenon of a living matter, a life in things that had emerged and become visible: but still the Witness would have understood nothing, for evolutionary Nature still veils her secret. He would have seen a Nature concerned only with establishing this outburst of life, this new creation, but life living for itself with no significance in it, - a wanton and abundant creatrix busy scattering the seed of her new power and establishing a multitude of its forms in a beautiful and luxurious profusion or, later, multiplying endlessly genus and species for the pure pleasure of creation: a small touch of lively colour and movement would have been flung into the immense cosmic desert and nothing more. The Witness could not have imagined that a thinking mind would appear in this minute island of life, that a consciousness could awake in the Inconscient, a new and greater subtler vibration come to the surface and betray more clearly the existence of the submerged Spirit. It would have seemed to him at first that Life had somehow become aware of itself and that was all; for this scanty new-born mind seemed to be only a servant of life, a contrivance to help life to live, a machinery for its maintenance, for attack and defence, for certain needs and vital satisfactions, for the liberation of life-instinct and life-impulse. It could not have seemed possible to him that in this little life, so inconspicuous amid the immensities, in one sole species out of this petty multitude, a mental being would emerge, a mind serving life still but also making life and matter its servants, using them for the fulfilment of its own ideas, will, wishes, - a mental being who would create all manner of utensils, tools, instruments out of Matter for all kinds of utilities, erect out of it cities, houses, temples, theatres, laboratories, factories, chisel from it statues and carve cave-cathedrals, invent Architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry and a hundred crafts and arts, discover the mathematics and physics of the universe and the hidden secret of its structure, live for the sake of mind and its interests, for thought and knowledge, develop into the thinker, the philosopher and scientist and, as a supreme defiance to the reign of Matter, awake in himself to the hidden Godhead, become the hunter after the invisible, the mystic and the spiritual seeker.
  But if after several ages or cycles the Witness had looked again and seen this miracle in full process, even then perhaps, obscured by his original experience of the sole reality of Matter in the universe, he would still not have understood; it would still seem impossible to him that the hidden Spirit could wholly emerge, complete in its consciousness, and dwell upon the earth as the self-knower and world-knower, Nature's ruler and possessor. "Impossible!" he might say, "all that has happened is nothing much, a little bubbling of sensitive grey stuff of brain, a queer freak in a bit of inanimate Matter moving about on a small dot in the Universe." On the contrary, a new Witness intervening at the end of the story, informed of the past developments but unobsessed by the deception of the beginning, might cry out,

4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   in the spiritual, one bears the first invasion of the Infinite. Or you stand before a temple of Kali beside a sacred river and see what?
  - a sculpture, a gracious piece of Architecture, but in a moment mysteriously, unexpectedly there is instead a Presence, a Power, a Face that looks into yours, an inner sight in you has regarded the World-Mother Similar touches can come too through art, music, poetry to their creator or to one who feels the shock of the word, the hidden significance of a form, a message in the sound that carries more perhaps than was consciously meant by the composer. All things in the Lila can turn into windows that open on the hidden Reality. Still so long as one is satisfied with looking through windows, the gain is only initial; one day one will have to take up the pilgrim's staff and start out to journey there where the Reality is for ever manifest and present.

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Yes, I'd like to understand how it works. I have to talk about it in the book.
  The first zone you encounter is the zone of painting, sculpture, Architecture: everything that has a
  material form. It is the zone of forms, colored forms that are expressed as paintings, sculptures, and
  Architecture. They are not forms as we know them, but rather typal forms; you can see garden types, for
  instance, wonderfully colored and beautiful, or construction types.
  That's the highest zone.
  Thus we have form, expressed in painting, sculpture or Architecture; sound, expressed in musical
  themes; and thought, expressed in books, plays, novels, or even in philosophical and other kinds of

Agenda_Vol_6, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  and space, they can also have a sort of small museum or permanent exhibition of the achievements of
  the country. And the pavilion should be built according to the Architecture of the country represented: it
  should be like a document of information. Then depending on the amount of money they want to put in,

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  that's the great art in everything, for everything, anything you do: for painting, for... (I did painting,
  sculpture, Architecture even, I did music), for everything, but everything, if you are able to lose the
  sense of the "I," then you open yourself to... to the knowledge of the thing (sculpture, painting, etc.). It's

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  invention of letters (the Devanagari, or the alphabet and language of the gods), of laws and legislature;
  of Architecture, as of the various modes of magic, so-called; and of the medical use of plants. Hermes,
  Orpheus, Cadmus, Asclepius, all those demi-gods and heroes, to whom is ascribed the revelation of
  Lemurian, and seven Atlantean divisions of the Earth; of the seven primitive and dual gods who
  descend from their celestial abode* and reign on Earth, teaching mankind Astronomy, Architecture,
  and all the other sciences that have come down to us. These Beings appear first as "gods" and
  Measures" enunciating our very esoteric teachings in his Kabalistic researches. Thus he says: -"Now Mars was the lord of birth and of death, of generation and of destruction, of
  ploughing, of building, of sculpture or stone-cutting, of Architecture . . . . in fine, of all .
  . . . ARTS. He was the primeval principle, disintegrating into the modification of two

  whereon the late Professor Broca has so exhaustively commented. The history, in the past ages of the
  world, of this race is peculiar. It has never originated a system of Architecture or a religion of its own"
  (Dr. C. Carter Blake). It is peculiar, indeed, as we have shown in the case of the Tasmanians. However
  an offshoot of the Atlanteans.) A most suggestive fact is the startling resemblance between the
  Architecture of these colossal buildings and that of the archaic European nations. Mr. Fergusson
  regards the analogies between the ruins of "Inca" civilization and the Cyclopean remains of the
  Pelasgians in Italy and Greece as a coincidence "the most remarkable in the history of Architecture." "It
  is difficult to resist the conclusion that there may be some relation between them." The "relation" is
  people of Atlantis. . . . . It will be seen that in every case where Plato gives us information in this
  respect as to Atlantis, we find this agreement to exist. It existed in Architecture, sculpture, navigation,
  engraving, writing, an established priesthood, the mode of worship, agriculture, and the construction

BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  structure (that of creative design), as a foundation for its ritualism and for its display of
  the works of the Deity in the way of Architecture, by use of the sacred unit of measure
  in the Garden of Eden, the Ark of Noah, the Tabernacle, and the Temple of Solomon."

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  Palaeolithic age -- on any other equally reasonable grounds. Let them turn to such works as those of
  Vitruvius Pollio of the Augustan age, on Architecture, for instance, in which all the rules of proportion
  are those taught anciently at initiations, if he would acquaint himself with the truly divine art, and
  Vitruvius who gave to posterity the rules of construction of the Grecian temples erected to the
  immortal gods; and the ten books of Marcus Vitruvius Pollio on Architecture, of one, in short, who
  was an initiate, can only be studied esoterically. The Druidical circles, the Dolmen, the Temples of

BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Were biological creatures. When we formulated our strange capacity to abstract and use language, we still had all those underlying systems that were there when we were only animals. We have to use those systems that are there. Part of the emotional and motivational Architecture of our thinking, part of the reason why we can demonize our enemies who upset our axioms, is because we perceive them as if theyre carnivorous predators. We do it with the same system. Thats chaos itself, the thing that always threatens usthe snakes that came to the trees when we lived in them, like 60 million years ago. Its the same damned systems.

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have, however, mentioned that Islamic culture contributed the Indo-saracenic Architecture to Indian culture. I do not think it has done anything more in India of cultural value. It gave some new forms to art and poetry. Its political institutions were always semi-barbaric.
  Sri Aurobindo: Has anyone seen them? You know, Gangooly wanted me to recast the chapters on Architecture and {{0}}Sculpture[[From A Defence of Indian Culture subsequently published under the title The Foundations of Indian Culture.]] cut out the strictures on William Archer and give the remainder serially in the Rupam.
  Sri Aurobindo: Because, he said, Archer need not be answered. Of all the chapters on Indian art I think those on Architecture and Sculpture are the best. While writing the chapter on painting I was tried and besides I have a great natural predilection for the other two arts. Appreciation of painting I cultivated afterwards, I acquired it I had not got it by nature as that of the other two arts. And, even then, in painting I have to get at the spirit and I can get at it but I do not know about the technique. In Architecture also I do not know the technical terms but yet I can seize on it.
  Disciple: You have dwelt on sculpture, Architecture and painting, but you have left music to sing itself.
  Sri Aurobindo: It is true that France leads in art. What she initiates others follow. But Architecture has stopped everywhere.
  Disciple: Elie Faure says that the machine also is a piece of Architecture.
  Sri Aurobindo: Then, you are also a piece of Architecture: everything in you is made of parts. The motor-car also is Architecture!
  Sri Aurobindo: Why not? India has assimilated elements from the Greeks, the Persians and other nations. But she assimilates only when her Central Truth is recognised by the other party, and even while assimilating she does it in such a way that the elements absorbed are no longer recognisable as foreign but become part of herself. For instance, we took from the Greek Architecture, from the Persian painting etc.
  Disciple: It is a combination of modern and ancient Architecture.
  Sri Aurobindo: There is outer rule; you have to get the psychic tact which throws out the error. For example, the Mother used to feel about the soundness of houses and our engineer used to find out afterwards that her feeling was true, though she does not know Architecture or engineering. Another necessity is that one must be sincere about finding the truth by intuition. That is to say, one must not jump at the first idea and run away with it. The mind must be absolutely impartial and also one must be patient and one must wait. One must also test his intuitions.

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   dismal dream. It seemed to him that he was in a dilapidated room of
   gothic Architecture, rather like the abandoned chapel of an old castle.
   A door hidden by a black drapery opened on to this room; behind the

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  THE Architecture OF
  in order to make a new creation possible.462
  No discussion of the Architecture of belief can possibly be considered complete in the absence of
  reference to evil. Evil is no longer a popular word, so to speak the term is generally considered oldfashioned, not applicable in a society that has theoretically dispensed with its religious preoccupations.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  no all-Europe name in painting in any other country.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Of course. France leads in art. What she begins, others follow. But Architecture has stopped everywhere.
  PURANI: Elie Faure says the machine is also a piece of archtecture.
  PURANI: Because it is made of parts and fulfils certain functions.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Then you also are a piece of Architecture. Everything is made
  of parts. The motor-car too is Architecture then..
  PURANI: X finds these paintings of Picasso very remarkable.
  SRI AUROBINDO: What is it?
  SATYENDRA: I had a knock. (Laughter) Modern Architecture is going in for everything plain, sharp and clear-cut. (Puzzled look on all faces) That's why I
  got the knock. The sharp edge of my bed gave it.

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  Similar graded series lead from construction engineering through
  Architecture and interior design to the hybrid 'arts and crafts' and
  finally to the representative arts; here one variable of the curve could
  Thus, contrary to appearances and beliefs, science, like poetry or
  Architecture or painting, has its genres, 'movements', schools, theories
  which it pursues with increasing perfection until the level of saturation
  to Kepler who built on it a new astronomy and to Guarini, who
  introduced new vistas into Architecture.
  imposition of the two matrices the trivial object revealing the mathe-
  matical regularity of its micro-cosmic Architecture which creates the
  impact, and gives rise to the aesthetic experience.
  Brunelleschi married the Gothic invention of vaults carried by pillars
  and ribs with the columns and pillasters of classic Roman Architecture
   and created that wonderful hybrid, the Renaissance style. And so it
  Tolstoy, L., What is Art?, Vol XVIII. Oxford Univ. Press, 1929.
  Toulmtn, S. and Goodfield, J. The Architecture of Matter. London: Hutchinson,

The_Coming_Race_Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  entire, beautiful and complete in itself. That was the
  purpose of Architecture embodying the harmony of
  sweeping and majestic lines: sculpture was a part of archi-
  tionism, it is the showing off of cleverness, talent, skill,
  virtuosity. A piece of Architecture does not incarnate a
  living force as it used to do once upon a time. It is no

The_Immortal, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Its patent antiquity (though somehow terrible to the eyes) seemed to accord with the labor of immortal artificers. Cautiously at first, with indifference as time went on, desperately toward the end, I wandered the staircases and inlaid floors of that labyrinthine palace. (I discovered afterward that the width and height of the treads on the staircases were not constant; it was this that explained the extraordinary weariness I felt.) This palace is the work of the gods, was my first thought. I explored the uninhabited spaces, and I corrected myself: The gods that built this place have died. Then I reflected upon its peculiarities, and told myself: The gods that built this place were mad. I said this, I know, in a tone of incomprehensible reproof that verged upon remorse - with more intellectual horror than sensory fear.
  The impression of great antiquity was joined by others: the impression of endlessness, the sensation of oppressiveness and horror, the sensation of complex irrationality. I had made my way through a dark maze, but it was the bright City of the Immortals that terrified and repelled me. A maze is a house built purposely to confuse men; its Architecture, prodigal in symmetries, is made to serve that purpose. In the palace that I imperfectly explored, the Architecture had no purpose. There were corridors that led nowhere, unreachably high windows, grandly dramatic doors that opened onto monklike cells or empty shafts, incredible upside-down staircases with upside-down treads and balustrades. Other staircases, clinging airily to the side of a monumental wall, petered out after two or three landings, in the high gloom of the cupolas, arriving nowhere. I cannot say whether these are literal examples I have given; I do know that for many years they plagued my troubled dreams; I can no longer know whether any given feature is a faithful transcription of reality or one of the shapes unleashed by my nights. This City, I thought, is so horrific that its mere existence, the mere fact of its having endured - even in the middle of a secret desert - pollutes the past and the future and somehow compromises the stars. So long as this City endures, no one in the world can ever be happy or courageous. I do not want to describe it; a chaos of heterogeneous words, the body of a tiger or a bull pullulating with teeth, organs, and heads monstrously yoked together yet hating each other - those might, perhaps, be approximate images.
  I cannot recall the stages by which I returned, nor my path through the dusty, humid crypts. I know only that I was accompanied by the constant fear that when I emerged from the last labyrinth I would be surrounded once again by the abominable City of the Immortals. I remember nothing else. That loss of memory, now insurmountable, was perhaps willful; it is possible that the circumstances of my escape were so unpleasant that on some day no less lost to memory I swore to put them out of my mind.

The_One_Who_Walks_Away, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  child, and their knowledge of its existence, that makes possible the nobility of their
  Architecture, the poignancy of their music, the profundity of their science. It is because of the
  child that they are so gentle with children. They know that if the wretched one were not

The_Riddle_of_this_World, #unknown, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  sacred river and see what? - a sculpture, a gracious piece of
  Architecture, but in a moment mysteriously, unexpectedly there is
  instead a Presence, a Power, a Face that looks into yours, an inner sight

The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  some lower buildinigs - all crumbling with the weathering of aeons - which resembled
  these dark, cylindrical towers in basic Architecture. Around all these aberrant piles of
  square-cut masonry there hovered an inexplicable aura of menace and concentrated fear,
  Once I saw an area of countless miles strewn with age-blasted basaltic ruins whose
  Architecture had been like that of the few windowless, round-topped towers in the
  haunting city.

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