Ben Nicholson Quotes


Very rarely are we directing or cutting someone elses boards. We concept direct shoot animate and edit almost everything that comes through here.

Realism' has been abandoned in the search for reality: the 'principal objective' of abstract art is precisely this reality.

The latest page I've been working is about the organization of the pantheon of the gods. Who's indebted to whom how they are related who screwed whose uncle or grandmother all of that.

When I left school I went on trip around the world - I only got as far as Australia but like a bloody fool I cut it short because of a girl. It's probably one of my big regrets in life.

We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients.

I deeply believe in pluralism. I believe in the close proximity of multiple systems or agnostic systems.

I see man more as an instrument or an agent more than anything else.

I feel most strongly about Jerusalem because architects ultimately have to address that city.

I started producing work with an ecstatic addiction.

The corruption of the American soul is consumerism.

I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House.

Student journeys which were important to me were Sicily Greece and Egypt where I really saw these buildings and that is where you're able to grasp what things mean.

The Irish and British they love satire its a large part of the culture.

The Irish and British they love satire it's a large part of the culture.

I have a book of buildings from 25 000 BC. These are huts built out of mammoth bones. These buildings were beautifully made from the bones of the body into shelter.

The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante Swift or any of these guys it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.

I'm just interested in meditating on certain ideas and I like to draw: that's my way of thinking.

I'm interested in locating the holy grail of the minimum means to express the most complex ideas.

You can just drift unhappily towards this vision of heaven on earth and ultimately that is what architecture is a vision of: Heaven on earth at it's best.

Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious and when politics begin to break down there is a drift towards satire because it's the only thing that makes any sense.

I'm not an expert but I want to be.

What I feel bad about is not having published very much in the last few years.

Any ideal system is its own worst enemy and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.

If you're into architecture and you're from the West everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple. Ultimately you're led there. You can't escape it.

Painting' and 'religious experience' are the same thing. It is a question of the perpetual motion of a right idea.

At this present time matter is still the best way to think of architecture but I'm not so sure for very long. The computer is radicalizing the way we think about our world.