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Biography - Victor Hugo:

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

Quote

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.
Victor Hugo - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame



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.”
Victor Hugo - Notre-Dame de Paris

German
Die Architektur ist das große Buch der Menschheit, der hauptsächliche Ausdruck des Menschen von verschiedenen Entwicklungsständen, entweder als Kraft oder als Intelligenz.”
Victor Hugo - Der Glöckner von Notre-Dame




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Thus, down to the time of Gutenberg, architecture is the principal writing, the universal writing.”
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Hide your life and spread your spirit.”
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
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