Vernacular 6 quotes

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Amateurs accustomed to emulation made great places. It is the professionals of recent decades that have ruined our cities with their inventions. Andrés Duany
The seeds are in the vernacular but we have to polemicize it Andrés Duany
Craftsmen work in a pre-literate world. Douglas Duany
Since my early youth I have been acutely aware of the chaotic ugliness of our modern man-made environment when compared to the unity and beauty of old, pre-industrial towns. Walter Gropius
The vernacular process is based on things that resonate enough with the average citizen that they want to repeat it on their house, their shop, or their town. Repeated enough over time, it becomes a pattern, and then a tradition. The Most-Loved Places are therefore all by definition traditional places. Steve Mouzon
Human beings will be happier... not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie... but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia. Kurt Vonnegut