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Philip Johnson
(1906-2005) born on
Jul 8
US architect, author. He designed the Lincoln Center, 1964 and Manhattan's AT&T headquarters, 1978.
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.

I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
Architecture is the art of how to waste space.
I'm about four skyscrapers behind.
Architects are pretty much high-class whores. We can turn down projects the way they can turn down some clients, but we've both got to say yes to someone if we want to stay in business.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address at Columbia University, quoted in "Philip Johnson: Writings," 1979.
R: In "Esquire," Dec 1980.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "The Wall Street Journal," 20 Jun 1984.
K: In "Esquire," Dec 1980.

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