Peter Eisenmann: " There are only perfect ideas in the classical ideology. However today, where the elements of cosmology
are no longer the same, we cannot return to a classical system. "
Leon Krier: " Our goal as artists and architects consists in understanding that universal system and that universal order
which allow us to produce artistical artefacts, in the same way in which nature is creating individual beings. This is what
makes classicism: It represents the fundamental system which allows us to create objects of timeless beauty. "
Peter Eisenman: " Classicism encompasses the idea of perfection as it can be encountered in Nature. As I said already,
it is not possible anymore today to represent this classical concept of perfection -of harmony between Man and Nature, because
this ideal state has been destroyed by forces generated by mankind. One cannot continue to use classical means of representation,
because, what they represent, does not exist anymore.
Leon Krier: " It is absurd to prohibit good architecture because we live in terrible times. "
Peter Eisenmann: " Leon, come on, you cannot build this way anymore today! "
Leon Krier: " You can't, but I can! "