Sunday, August 28, 2011

History and Breaking Loose

There is very little passion around.
Without passion, you should not go into architecture.

I believe in history.
I mean by tradition, the carrying out, in freedom, the development of a certain basic approach to architecture which we find upon beginning our work here.
I do not believe in perpetual revolution in architecture.

I do not strive for originality.
As Mies once told me,
“Philip, it is much better to be good than to be original.”
I believe that.

by Philip Johnson

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