Friday, July 18, 2008

Otherwise it's fashion

To have something that lasts - that says something - that means you've really gotten hold of the essence of things. The only thing that can last is really the essence. Otherwise it’s transitory, it’s fashion.
[Architecture] has to be something that somehow relates to life itself, of that particular time and place.

I.M. Pei as recorded in the documentary film First Person Singular.