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Biography - Victor Hugo:

French writer, poet and dramatist.
Born: 1802 - Died: 1885
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.



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Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.

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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'architecture est le grand livre de l'humanité, l'expression principale de l'homme à ses divers états de développement, soit comme force, soit comme intelligence.

German
Die Architektur ist das große Buch der Menschheit, der hauptsächliche Ausdruck des Menschen von verschiedenen Entwicklungsständen, entweder als Kraft oder als Intelligenz.




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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.




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