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British , b.1949

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is the fragrant lack of practicality that makes high-heeled shoes so fascinating: in terms of static mechanics they induce a sort of insecurity which some find titillating.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Everyone has taste, yet it is more of a taboo subject than sex or money. The reason for this is simple: claims about your attitudes to or achievements in the carnal and financial arenas can be disputed only by your lover and your financial advisers, whereas by making statements about your taste you expose body and soul to terrible scrutiny. Taste is a merciless betrayer of social and cultural attitudes. Thus, while anybody will tell you as much (and perhaps more than) you want to know about their triumphs in bed and at the bank, it is taste that gets people's nerves tingling.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is Margaret Thatcher's fault, ... Inspired by busy little demons, she slashed and burnt her way through the old order. Sentiment was given short shrift, as short as the trade unions: nothing including old-fashioned industry was to obstruct economic progress. Making things was slow. There were quicker ways to get rich...”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers - the rich.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We have a relationship of cheerful antagonism. I enjoy twisting his tail and he enjoys wagging his finger at me.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.”

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