„There is no art more akin to mysticism than architecture. Abstract, geometrical, musical and yet dumb, passionless, it depends entirely upon symbolism, form and suggestion. Simple lies, and the harmonious combination and numerical relations between these, present something mysterious and at the same time incomplete.“

—  Aleksandr Ivanovič Herzen, libro My Past and Thoughts

My Past and Thoughts(1852-1870)

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scrittore e filosofo russo 1812 - 1870

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