Arne Jacobsen Quotes

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Born: February 11, 1902, Denmark
Birth Country: Denmark
Died: Denmark, March 24, 1971
Occupation: Architect

1.
And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.
- Arne Jacobsen

2.
Architecture tends to consume everything else, it has become one's entire life.
- Arne Jacobsen

3.
But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house that was done many thousands of years ago.
- Arne Jacobsen

4.
I don't see that any buildings should be excluded from the term architecture, as long as they are done properly.
- Arne Jacobsen

5.
If a building becomes architecture, then it is art.
- Arne Jacobsen

6.
If architecture had nothing to do with art, it would be astonishingly easy to build houses, but the architect's task - his most difficult task - is always that of selecting.
- Arne Jacobsen

7.
In addressing a task, one almost always has several possible options, sometimes only a few, and they may all be practical and functional. But they lack the aesthetic aspect that raises it to architecture.
- Arne Jacobsen

8.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

9.
The primary factor is proportions.
- Arne Jacobsen

10.
When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right.
- Arne Jacobsen

11.
You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not finding time to simmer, although one actually has many interests.
- Arne Jacobsen

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