Stewart Brand Quotes

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Stewart Brand Quotes

Wright is an interesting study of a superstar architect having both right and wrong influence. "All Architecture, worthy the name," he decreed in 1910, "will, henceforward, more and more be organic."12 So inspired by Viollet-le-Duc and Louis Sullivan, he inspired countless others (including young me) toward an organic approach to architecture. At the same time, the very pomposity of his decrees helped inflame a fatal egotism in generations of architects, and his most famous buildings belie his organic ideal. They were so totally designed—down to the screwheads all being aligned horizontally to match his prairie line—that they cannot be changed. To live in one of his houses is to be the curator of a Frank Lloyd Wright museum;
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If you don't like bacteria, you're on the wrong planet.

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The fashion game is fun for architects to play and diverting for the public to watch, but it's deadly for building users. When the height of fashion moves on, they're the ones left behind, stuck in a building that was designed to look good rather than work well, and now it doesn't even look good.

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Long-time professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Chris Alexander

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Over the next ten years, I predict, the mainstream of the environmental movement will reverse its opinion and activism in four major areas: population growth, urbaninzation, genetically engineered organisms, and nuclear power.

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For artists diving into a new technology, it is a triple short-cut to mastery: you get a free ride on the novelty of the medium; there are no previous masters to surpass; and after a few weeks, you are the master. Try that with the violin.

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The point is to explore whatever may be helpful for thinking, understanding, and acting responsibly over long periods of time.

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Tool - something with a use on one end and a grasp on the other end.

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Redefine the possible.

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There should always be in sight the draw - a kind of a beacon that draws you on through the labyrinth.

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You own your own words, unless they contain information. In which case they belong to no one.

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In our researches on the likely economic apocalypse it's become clear what is the prime survival tool for hard times: friends. Good friends. Lots of them.

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Style is time's fool. Form is time's student

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Information wants to be free,because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time.

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As you gain elevation [on the mountain] your IQ goes down - but your emotional affect goes up, which is great for having a mythic experience, whether you want to or not.

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