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Ernest Flagg

Data de nascimento: 6. Fevereiro 1857
Data de falecimento: 10. Abril 1947

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Ernest Flagg was a noted American architect in the Beaux-Arts style. He was also an advocate for urban reform and architecture's social responsibility.

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„If the chief rules of good design were understood by the masses“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: If the chief rules of good design were understood by the masses as they might be, nothing would do more to promote beauty, improve workmanship, add to the value of manufactures, and in many other ways further the general welfare and prosperity of the country. They are simple, easy to acquire, and should be taught with the alphabet.<!--Ch. XI

„Reason requires all things to have a use and be appropriate and fitted to the purpose for which they are used.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: Reason requires all things to have a use and be appropriate and fitted to the purpose for which they are used.

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„Greek art was extremely simple and direct; both in design and construction the Greek mind abhorred complicaton.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: Greek art was extremely simple and direct; both in design and construction the Greek mind abhorred complicaton. <!--Ch. II

„One of the most ancient and inexpensive ways of obtaining shelter, was to utilize the space under sloping roof rafters.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: One of the most ancient and inexpensive ways of obtaining shelter, was to utilize the space under sloping roof rafters. Indian wigwams have no other kind. Where civilization is slightly more advanced, low stone walls are built upon which the feet of the rafters rest.<!--Ch. III

„There have always seemed to the writer sound reasons for using the module system in architectural design.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: There have always seemed to the writer sound reasons for using the module system in architectural design.<!--Ch. II

„Where the processes and apparatus is used, over and over again, great economy should result“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: The system of building, described in this work, is intended for repetition. It would hardly pay to adopt it in its entirety for a single house if the matter were to end there. Where the processes and apparatus is used, over and over again, great economy should result; but for a single building, the trouble and expense of introducing so many new or unusual features and methods, might well offset the benefits which should accrue under more favorable conditions. Standardization both of parts and workmanship plays a great part in the economies obtained and standardization implies quantity.<!--Ch. I

„Disadvantages... can be entirely removed by... the ridge-dormer. By its use space in the roof, otherwise of little value, becomes the most desirable.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: Disadvantages... can be entirely removed by... the ridge-dormer. By its use space in the roof, otherwise of little value, becomes the most desirable. Instead of being gloomy, stuffy and hot, the dormers render it perfectly ventilated, light at all times, and cool in hot weather. In frame buildings, it is not so easy, because there must be tie beams... to withstand the thrust of the roof.... Where low stone walls are used... the strength of the walls is sufficient to withstand the thrust...<!--Ch. III

„When one understands the principles of design“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: When one understands the principles of design, his taste will have something more solid as a basis than mere whim or fancy, which in the untutored is more likely to be bad than good. Acquainted with the rules of good design he will not accept articles made in defiance of them.

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„These houses are intended to have stone walls.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: These houses are intended to have stone walls.... The fact that a stone house is better in many ways than a wooden one, and also more economical in the long run has, for the most part, been overlooked... The conditions are... ripe for a change from wood to stone or other incombustible material, but it will doubtless come about slowly.<!-- Introduction

„When, in architecture, one uses a fixed unit and combinations of it, to produce harmony, the effect should be most striking and apparent... as it is in music by the measured beat and in poetry by the cadence and rhythm.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: When, in architecture, one uses a fixed unit and combinations of it, to produce harmony, the effect should be most striking and apparent... as it is in music by the measured beat and in poetry by the cadence and rhythm.<!--Ch. II

„The ridge-dormers are placed in pairs, at the very apex of the roof. They are opened and closed only once a year“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: The ridge-dormers are placed in pairs, at the very apex of the roof. They are opened and closed only once a year—in the spring and fall respectively; and are so arranged that no rain can enter.... if the air in the room is warmer than the outer air, it must rise and escape through the ridge-dormers.... If, during a heated spell, the lower windows and and doors are carefully kept shut, the air inside may be maintained several degrees cooler than the outer air.... the coolest air of the twenty-four hours will find its way through them, taking the place of the warmer air which escapes.... cooler air can be trapped in the house and held there during the day.... hot air, being lighter, does not descend into cool air.<!--Ch. III

„With dignity and simplicity come repose“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: With dignity and simplicity come repose... the natural state of one at home in his surroundings and sure of his ground. Repose is a distinguished characteristic of Greek art.

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„Why can there not be a new art founded on the only principle which can produce great art—the principle that art is the interpretation or extraction of the essence of beauty in nature, and all else is secondary?“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: Why can there not be a new art founded on the only principle which can produce great art—the principle that art is the interpretation or extraction of the essence of beauty in nature, and all else is secondary?<!-- Introduction

„The system of building, described in this work, is intended for repetition.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: The system of building, described in this work, is intended for repetition. It would hardly pay to adopt it in its entirety for a single house if the matter were to end there. Where the processes and apparatus is used, over and over again, great economy should result; but for a single building, the trouble and expense of introducing so many new or unusual features and methods, might well offset the benefits which should accrue under more favorable conditions. Standardization both of parts and workmanship plays a great part in the economies obtained and standardization implies quantity.<!--Ch. I

„Where civilization is slightly more advanced, low stone walls are built upon which the feet of the rafters rest.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: One of the most ancient and inexpensive ways of obtaining shelter, was to utilize the space under sloping roof rafters. Indian wigwams have no other kind. Where civilization is slightly more advanced, low stone walls are built upon which the feet of the rafters rest.<!--Ch. III

„Simplicity is the mark of genius.“

—  Ernest Flagg
Context: Simplicity and Dignity are so nearly related that they may be considered together.... A quiet air of reserved power is characteristic of dignity, and that is best obtained by simple means and the absence of apparent effort. Simplicity is the mark of genius. The giant in art does his work easily, without straining and without affectation; his ways are direct and to the point.

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