'Architecture is the art of well building; in other words, the perfect adaptation of a building to each of its parts, and to the purposes of its building. There is a wide difference between the art of Building, and Architecture — but none between Architecture and well-Building. No building is well built which does not, in addition to all its utilitarian purposes, evince the greatest beauty capable under the circumstances, to attract the attention, to exercise the fancy, to subdue the passions, to call forth the aspirations, or to dazzle with its imposing majesty, as may be most appropriate. The contemplation of perfection is always the contemplation of a thing of Beauty. Perfection is always beautiful, and truly has it been said of Architecture, or well-building, that it is 'the art of the beautiful in building'.
— John Bullock

'Well building hath three conditions: Commodity, Firmness and Delight.'
— Sir Henry Wotton

'Great edifices, like great mountains, are the work of ages.'
— Victor Hugo









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