Architecture Mysticism and Myth

by Sydney Franklin


"Old architecture lived because it had purpose. Modern architecture, to be real, must not be a mere envelope without contents...The message will still be of nature and man, of order and beauty, but all will be sweetness, simplicity, freedom, confidence and light...The new, the future, is to aid life and train it, so that beauty may flow into the soul like a breeze."

William Lethaby
1891