The Best 40 Quotes About Landscape Architecture

Last Updated on January 22, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas

This is an amazing writing about landscape architecture quotes and sayings. Read and enjoy!

“The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape 

more beautiful than it was before the building was built.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“What we can do as landscape architects is look at how we can use materials to the best advantage. And our resources like water. Water is so precious that we can’t waste it. We have to use it in small amounts. And we have to use it effectively.” – Pamela Palmer

“Any work of architecture which does not express serenity is a mistake.” – Luis Barragan

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“Landscape architecture…shares an interest in aesthetics, pleasure, and amenity with gardening, which links it, not only to the earliest settlements and cultivations, but also to ancient dreams of paradise.”

“The mind is never more highly gratified than in contemplating a natural landscape.” – Henry Home

“This is the gift of the landscape photograph, that the heart finds a place to stand.” – Emmet Gowin

“The beauty of the landscape – where sand, water, reeds, birds, buildings, and people all somehow flowed together – has never left me.” – Zaha Hadid

“By walking a long time in an environment, landscapes begin to influence your mood, as( landscapes) change, your feelings do.” – Jacques Lecoq

“I think one of the primary goals of feminist landscape architecture would be to work toward a public landscape in which we can roam the streets at midnights, in which every square is available for Virginia Woolf to make up her novels.” – Rebecca Solnit

“The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it.” – Frederick Law Olmsted

“Every plant has its fitness and must be placed in its proper surroundings so as to bring out its full beauty. Therein lies the art of landscaping.” – Jens Jensen

“The tragedy of feminine design is that it receives so little official support. Most of the world’s design schools, having been organized by men, encourage a masculine approach, even when they are run by women. Yet many designers who are male in the biological sense have a feminine approach to design.” – Tom Turner

“I don’t divide architecture, landscape and gardening; to me they are one.” – Luis Barragan

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“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“In town and in the country there must be landscapes where we can walk in safety, pick fruit, cycle, work, sleep, swim, listen to the birds, bask in the sun, run through the trees and laze beside cool waters.” – Tom Turner

“Landscape design theory has been rotting away, peacefully, like a garden temple, since the close of the eighteenth century.” – Tom Turner

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

“I love nature, I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest. I lie and rely on the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau

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“I’ve always been interested in the idea of the artificial landscape. Reforming the landscape. Architecture being a method of reforming the earth’s surface.” – Lebbeus Woods

“I have always been interested in the idea of self-reinvention.” – Candice Millard

“Landscape is history made visible.” – J. B. Jackson

“If you get the landscape right, the characters will step out of it, and they’ll be in the right place.” – Annie Proulx

“The landscape with its violent, pure colours dazzled and blinded me. I was always uncertain.” – Paul Gauguin

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“Every landscape is, as it were, a state of the soul, and whoever penetrates into both is astonished to find how much likeness there is in each detail.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.” – Jim Hodges

“The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does.” – Molly Parker

“The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I’m searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningful as possible.” – Galen Rowell

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“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at any moment.” – Claude Monet

“I’ve always been interested, – if you look back at my work from the beginning, really – I’ve always been interested in the idea of the artificial landscape. Reforming the landscape. Architecture being a method of reforming the earth’s surface. We reshape the earth’s surface, from architecture to paving streets, to parking lots and buildings that are really reforming the surface of the earth. Reforming nature, taking over what we find. And we’re mushing it around and remaking a new earth – or, what we used to call Terra Nova.” – Lebbeus Woods

“Buffalo is one of America’s great designed cities. The interweaving of great architecture, landscape architecture and important historic sites makes Buffalo a must see destination for preservationists, designers, history buffs, and anyone wishing to see an inspiring example of American design.” – Richard Moe

“Planting is like painting a landscape with living things.” – Adam

“The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course, you have to have an objective in mind – to reach the top. But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it’s no bother to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you. At every meter conquered, you can see a little further, so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.” – Paulo Coelho

“When you are with a landscape or a human being where there is no need to speak, but simply to listen, to perceive, to feel.” – Terry Tempest Williams

“The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The strengths landscape architecture draws from its garden design heritage include: the Vitruvian design tradition of balancing utility, firmness and beauty; use of the word ‘landscape’ to mean ‘a good place’ – as the objective of the design process; a comprehensive approach to open space planning involving city parks, greenways and nature outside towns; a planning theory about the contextualisation of development projects; the principle that development plans should be adapted to their landscape context.” – Tom Turner

“There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outline all our lives.” – Josephine Hart

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“It’s our landscape which defines our identity and it’s what I’m most grateful for.” – Mick Dodson

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