Luis Barragan

Luis Barragan

Biography

Author Profession: Mexican architect
Born: March 09, 1902
Died: November 22, 1988
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Life deprived of beauty is not worthy of being called human.

My house is my refuge, an emotional piece of architecture, not a cold piece of convenience.

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.

Architecture is a art when one consciously or unconsciously creates aesthetic emotion in the atmosphere and when this environment produces well being.

I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.

It is essential to an architect to know how to see: I mean to see in such a way that the vision is not overpowered by rational analysis.

Beauty is the oracle that speaks to us all.

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The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. Tom Felton age

When I look around the world, I don't see too many damsels in distress. If they're a damsel in distress, they're manipulating some guy to help them. Sigourney Weaver

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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