” Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work. “


” Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art. “


” I’ve learned that in order to achieve what I wanted, it made more sense to negotiate than to defend the autonomy of my work by pounding my fist on the table. “


” So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I’m going counter to my own development. It’s more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect the private aspect of the work, the part I am most interested in and which nowadays is at risk in our culture. “


” Descriptions of my work depress me. They make me feel pinned down. “


” For me the meaning of my work is much more fluid. “


” Who I am as an architect and the history of my work – that’s clear to anybody who hires me. But I come in literally with nothing in my brain about what the building will look like. “



All 7 Thom Mayne Quotes about Work in picture


Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work.
Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art.


I
So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I
Descriptions of my work depress me. They make me feel pinned down.
For me the meaning of my work is much more fluid.
Who I am as an architect and the history of my work - that
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