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  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
  • That is our sacred tradition.
  • I stand at the end of no tradition.
  • In this way, though it’s not traditional architecture of course, it will give the public the impression of what they’re accustomed to.
  • We shouldn’t go in for rash innovations and we shouldn’t break with tradition.
  • Several of these referred to Guy Francon, "who has a tendency to the overornate, but must be commended for his loyalty to the strict tradition of Classicism."
  • Truth—to the traditions of our Art, Love—for our fellow men whom we are to serve, Beauty—ah, Beauty is a compelling goddess to all artists, be it in the shape of a lovely woman or a building….
  • The discipline of an immortal tradition has served here as a cohesive factor in evolving a structure whose beauty can reach, simply and lucidly, the heart of every man in the street.
  • He predicted a better world to come, where all men would be brothers and their buildings would become harmonious and all alike, in the great tradition of Greece, "the Mother of Democracy."
  • And when he had to hear it, he did not mind the comments on "the masterful blending of the modern with the traditional" in its facade; but when they spoke of the plan—and they spoke so much of the plan—when he heard about "the brilliant skill and simplicity…the clean, ruthless efficiency…the ingenious economy of space…" when he heard it and thought of…He did not think it.
  • I do not apologize for those of my buildings which were designed in the Classical tradition.
  • While architects cursed, wondering how to make a twenty-story building look like an old brick mansion, while they used every horizontal device available in order to cheat it of its height, shrink it down to tradition, hide the shame of its steel, make it small, safe and ancient—Henry Cameron designed skyscrapers in straight, vertical lines, flaunting their steel and height.
  • …beautiful skyscraper on earth" were reproduced in the papers, with the words of the award underneath: "…for the brilliant skill and simplicity of its plan…for its clean, ruthless efficiency…for its ingenious economy of space…for the masterful blending of the modern with the traditional in Art…to Francon & Heyer and Peter Keating…" Keating appeared in newsreels, shaking hands with Mr. Shupe and Mr. Slotnick, and the subtitle announced what these two gentlemen thought of his building.

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  • My family’s Thanksgiving tradition is to gather together and eat turkey.
  • I want to have a traditional wedding ceremony compete with bridesmaids and a white dress.

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