John Ruskin Architecture Quotes

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What did John Ruskin say about Architecture?

John Ruskin has written many quotes about Architecture. E.g.,

  • We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
  • It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.
  • No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

What are the top most famous Architecture quotes by John Ruskin?

Here are the top most famous quotes about Architecture by John Ruskin.

  • We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.
  • It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. That which I have insisted upon as the life of the whole, that spirit which is given only by the hand and eye of the workman, can never be recalled.
  • No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.
  • It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless a most important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.
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