ucts of nature
as the tree of the forest. The laws of art have their basis and their explanation in the laws of the mind. "Architecture is a material expression of the wants, the faculties and the sentiments of the age in which it is created." In these words Owen Jones expresses a fact which architects very well know. And from this truth we also know that a new social order and civilization requires a new style of architecture to be in harmony with its methods of life.
The three primary wants of man are food, clothing and shelter. The cave-men and the primitive dwellers in tents solved the problem of shelter in a rude way. The dwellings of worked stone and wood in the more advanced stages of society still retained features