Le Corbusier Quotes

Best 14 Quotes by Le Corbusier

“A house is a machine for living in.”

“By law, all buildings should be white.”

“Cameras get in the way of seeing.”

“Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois.”

“Genius is personal, decided by fate, but it expresses itself by means of system. There is no work of art without system.”

“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.”

“Negro music has touched America because it is the melody of the soul joined with the rhythm of the machine. It is in two part time; tears in the heart; movement of the legs, torso arms and head. The music of the era of construction; innovating. It floods the body and heart; it floods the USA and its floods the world. The jazz is more advanced than the architecture. If architecture were at the point reached by jazz, it would be an incredible spectacle.”

“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”

“The home should be the treasure chest of living.”

“The materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement; in that order and that hierarchy.”

“The purpose of construction is to make things hold together; of architecture to move us”

“To create architecture is to put in order. Put what in order? Function and objects.”

“You don't start a revolution by fighting the state but by presenting the solutions.”

“You know, it is life that is right and the architect who is wrong.”

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