Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Frank Lloyd Wright on building codes and education

"The building codes of the democracies embody, of course, only what the previous generation knew or thought about building..."

"Nations have run out of ideas. Why? Because the individuals composing them have none. Schools have none for the same reason. Authority is dry."

"Education, unfortunately for us in dire need, has produced only those who can do things by patterned precept; by election and selection, rather than by any creative impulse or instinct guided by tested principle whatsoever."

Frank Lloyd Wright, excerpts from 'Organic Architecture--the Method,' a speech delivered in London, 1939.

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