The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes - front cover

The Architect Says

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Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

Compiled and edited by Laura S. Dushkes

This is a great little book – beautifully presented and thought provoking. The book is more than just a collection of one-liners – it covers a vast range of thoughts about architecture. The collection of quotes come from a variety of well-renowned and lesser known architects from all around the world. It is also interesting to note the different eras – and the similarities that span decades, even centuries.

 

The layout is simple but effective: one quote per page; a different typography for each quote (with some words highlighted) and each quote is paired opposite a mostly contradictory opinion.

 

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

 

This book was a birthday present from some uni friends who came to an early block party at the site, before 60k House began. Some of the quotes have even shaped my thinking about how to approach architecture in general, and this project in particular. There has been plenty of little mistakes and room for improvement throughout the project – my next house will always be the best one. Below are some of the quotes that resonated with me.

 

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

 

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

 

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes

 

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes - rear cover

The Architect Says, by Laura Dushkes – rear cover

 

Published by Princeton Architectural Press

https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616890933

3 Comments

  1. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your
    post seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I’m not sure if
    this is a format issue or something to do with web browser
    compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style
    look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Cheers

    1. Andrew Kerr

      Thanks for letting me know. I have contacted my web admin and he says it’s quite a common problem for Opera. Apparently if we make the format work for Opera it won’t be right for most other browsers. We try to maximise compatibility – sorry we can’t accommodate everyone.

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