By Dr. Joachim Rössl (auth.)
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He must know the causes of its aims, and wherein its goodness consists present failure, and the conditions necessary for success and 'something of the nature and merits of different styles, if he has to decide which is best to choose. more for it, and know more about it, much improvement. Why should they Till the public care we cannot look for spend money, and put themselves to trouble for mere display or to gratify whims of architects, which they neither appreciate nor understand ? Better take the builder's house with its compo-dressings and vulgar ornament.
20 with houses which make beauty, and be content but if a our lives in them a succession of annoyances is to be found, the first step must be to know the destroy its ; remedy causes which have produced our failure. There are indications of a prevalent desire for a better and a knowledge of the objects to be aimed state of things results the and attainable, in convenience and beauty, in at, a house and its belongings, may prevent a waste of effort in wrong directions, along paths by which advancement is may give higher and truer aims to those who impossible are building for themselves, and, in time, might even improve the houses built on speculation by diffusing better taste, and creating a preference for houses sounder in construction and less vulgar in style.