Quote of the Day

 

175 blog entries
By Pierre Bernard July 14, 2014

I see a strong parallel between the work of the novelist and that of the graphic designer.

By Phyllis Lambert September 16, 2013

When architectural history was mostly concerned, like art history, with connoisseurship, reading James Ackerman’s Palladio was a huge relief to me in 1974 when it was first published, confirming my own interest on architecture in the city.

By Philip Freelon October 25, 2013

A call to arms for all, especially design professionals.

By Phil Patton April 23, 2014

Ultimately, the book is a story about hope and regret, grief, and self-expression, wrapped around an old-fashioned mystery. Champa writes. “What is a vehicle but a private capsule? One in which the mundane errands and memorable adventures of a life are accomplished. By some alchemy, through this constant association, a mingling, a transmutation, can occur.”

By Peter Mendelsund August 4, 2014

The book that, of all the books I’ve read, comes the closest to accurately reflecting this slippery world of ours. It is the book that feels, when one is reading it, the most like what it feels to be alive. Lesson(s) learned: Hold a mirror up to life.

By Peter Mendelsund October 4, 2013

Lesson learned: Life can be messy and beautiful in equal measure. (Design can be, too.)

By Peter Mendelsund November 21, 2013

My first and most profound lesson in world-building. Lesson learned: All you need is a crayon.

By Peter Bohlin November 14, 2013

Louis Kahn has been my favorite American architect, producing work that is both rigorous and touching, of seeming inevitability and gravity yet emotionally laden. He remains a great teacher. He is a man who can, in a project or words, make me tearful.

By Paul Marantz January 2, 2014

All you ever need to know about how we try to banish night.

November 19, 2013

Ada Louise Huxtable deftly ties Wright’s work and his life together without exaggerating the connections between the two.