THE OUTLOOK ARTS CABINET
by Kenny Munro and Lesley-May Miller
" Geddes's Scotland embraced Europe and his
Europe embraced the world " Lewis Mumford
" Patrick Geddes's thinking addresses key
issues of today's Europe.
Geddes was a pioneering ecologist, a town
planner, a botanist, a theorist of cities and
regions, an advocate of the arts and
architecture, a community activist, a
publisher and an educator."
A quote from ' A European Scot : Patrick Geddes ' by Murdo Macdonald 1997
" Specialisations, specialists, I consider in a
way to be an accident of our time. I
think we should go back to the idea of a
general view, and in Scotland you have a
good grounding in this approach, not least
because of the work of Patrick Geddes....."
Quote from Giancarlo De Carlo
In India, when a tree is growing through a wall,
it is the wall that must come down.
The shy shadow in the garden loves the sun in silence,
Flowers guess the secret, and smile, while the leaves whisper.