"A building isn't just a building, declares the Los Angeles architect, author and academic, but an argument for the better world that has yet to be created, a proposal, suggestion, or model."
"But architecture is also an economic and bureaucratic exercise, subject to the pressures of time, money and rules as much as gravity and climate."
"'Architecture constitutes most of the environment we live in,' Jones points out. 'Architecture gains its right to impose on us by accepting this responsibility.'"
"But, he adds, 'North American culture isn't attuned to the possibilities of what architecture can do.' Alas, neither are many North American architects."