QUOTES

WHAT GUIDES THE WORK OF FABRICATION IS OUTSIDE THE FABRICATOR…

 

- Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition [1958] (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), 140.

 

 

THE HAND IS THE WINDOW TO THE MIND.

 

- Immanuel Kant, in Raymond Tallis, The Hand: A Philosophical Inquiry in Human Being (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003), 4.

 

 

THERE IS NO FABRIC WITHOUT THE UNION OF CONTRARIES, WITHOUT THE HARMONY OF OPPOSING ELEMENTS.

 

- John Scheid & Jesper Svenbro, Craft of Zeus, trans. Carol Volk (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996), 47.

 

 

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING OF TIME, THE ABILITY TO EXTEND ONE’S CORPOREALITY (AND THEREFORE TO ALTER ONE’S OWN NATURAL DIMENSIONS) HAS BEEN THE VERY CONDITION OF HOMO FABER.

 

- Umberto Eco, The Open Work (1962), trans. Anna Concogni. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989), 132.

 

 

BUILD, DON’T TALK.

 

-Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

 

 

AT A FIRST LEVEL, THAT OF MAKING NARRATIVE, STORYTELLING IS A POETIC ACT THAT CREATES SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING UNHEARD-OF...

 

- Paul Ricoeur, “Architecture and Narrative,” in Identity and Difference, ed. Pietro Derossi (Milan: Electra, 1996), 66.

 

 

IMAGINATION IS ‘PRODUCTIVE’ NOT ONLY OF UNREAL OBJECTS, BUT ALSO OF AN EXPANDED VISION OF REALITY. IMAGINATION AT WORK – IN A WORK – PRODUCES ITSELF AS A WORLD.

 

- Paul Ricoeur, “The Function of Fiction in Shaping Reality,” Man and World 12 (1979): 128.

 

 

AN ATTEMPT AT UNDERSTANDING URBANITY AS A FORM OF EXPERIENCE OF THE WORLD AROUND US INVOLVES APPROACHING A PARTICULAR FORM OF THE ADHERENCE OF THE FABRIC OF SPACE AND TIME IMPREGNATING OUR PERCEPTIONS AND ACTIONS – ‘A SENSE OF HOW THE URBAN IS FELT.

 

- Vinicius M. Netto, The Social Fabric of Cities. London: Routledge, 2017, p.87.

 

 

THERE IS ALSO A CRAFTY KNOWLEDGE WHICH HAS BEEN CONSIDERED THE CARDINAL VIRTUE OF ARCHITECTS. WITHOUT COMPREHENSION OF THE ROLE OF THIS WITTY FABRICATION, AUTHENTIC WORK CAN NO LONGER BE DONE...

 

- Marco Frascari, “The Compass and the Crafty Art of Architecture,” Modulus 22 (1993): 6.

 

 

THE CRAFT OF MAKING PHYSICAL THINGS PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO THE TECHNIQUES OF EXPERIENCE THAT CAN SHAPE OUR DEALINGS WITH OTHERS.

 

- Richard Sennett, The Craftsman (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

 

 

TECHNOLOGY IS BEST UNDERSTOOD BY MAKING; SEQUENCE IS BEST UNDERSTOOD WHEN THERE IS LITTLE TIME; TEAMWORK IS LEARNED QUICKLY WHEN THERE IS TOO MUCH TO DO; TOPOGRAPHY IS MOST APPARENT WHEN WE SET THE HEIGHT OF THE PLATFORM.

 

- Bryan McKay Lyons, Ghost: Building an Architectural Vision (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2008), 138.

 

 

TOO OFTEN THE PSYCHOANALYST PERCEIVES FANTASY AS A SECONDARY FACULTY, A SCREEN WHICH SERVES TO HIDE SOMETHING ELSE, NOTHING MORE THAN A COVER. THEREFORE, IT'S RATED A SECONDARY FACULTY. BUT LET THE FABRICATION INVOLVE PHYSICAL ACTION, LET REAL ENERGIES BE APPLIED TO THE TASK, LET THE IMAGINATION ACTUALIZE THESE IMAGES, AND THE SOUL INSTANTLY SHEDS ITS UNHAPPINESS.

 

- Gaston Bachelard, Earth and Reveries of Will, trans. Kenneth Haltman (Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2002), 15.

 

 

TECHNIQUE, SPOKEN IN POETRY, BRINGS US TO ARCHITECTURE.

 

- Auguste Perret in Karla Britton, Auguste Perret (London: Phaidon, 2001), 213.

 

 

[THE ARCHITECT’S KNOWLEDGE] IS BORN OUT OF FABRICA AND RATIOCINATIONE [MAKING AND REASONING—THE CONJOINED WORK OF HAND AND MIND].

 

- Vitruvius, de architectura, 1.1.1

 

 

WITHIN MODERN ARCHITECTURE, FUNCTIONALISM IS A FICTION – FICTION IN THE SENSE OF ERROR. I WISH TO INCORPORATE FUNCTION WITHIN A RICHER NOTION OF FICTION –

THAT OF STORYTELLING.

 

- Stanford Anderson, “The Fiction of Function,” Assemblage 2 (Feb. 1987): 20.

 

 

THE TRUE (VERUM) AND THE MADE (FACTUM) ARE INTERCHANGEABLE, OR, AS IS COMMONLY SAID IN THE SCHOOLS, THEY ARE CONVERTIBLE… ONLY WHAT HAS BEEN MADE CAN BE KNOWN IN TRUTH…

 

- Giambattista Vico, On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians (De antiquissima Italorum sapientia, 1710), A 1.1-3.

 

 

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