Stephen Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner


Author Profession: British Architect
Born: April 25, 1483
Died: November 12, 1555
Birth Sign: Taurus


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Good buildings come from good people, and all problems are solved by good design.

Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.

The Industrial Revolution was another of those extraordinary jumps forward in the story of civilization.

The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves, to come out of the womb of nature.

The frame of the cave leads to the frame of man.

The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.

The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.

In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.

The corridor is hardly ever found in small houses, apart from the verandah, which also serves as a corridor.

The English light is so very subtle, so very soft and misty, that the architecture responded with great delicacy of detail.

The center of Western culture is Greece, and we have never lost our ties with the architectural concepts of that ancient civilization.

The Romans used every housing form known today and they have a remarkably modern look.

What people want, above all, is order.

The Egyptian contribution to architecture was more concerned with remembering the dead than the living.

In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.

It was only from an inner calm that man was able to discover and shape calm surroundings.

Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest.

The ancient Greeks noticed that a man with arms and legs extended described a circle, with his navel as the center.

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.

Victorian architecture in the United States was copied straight from England.

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