"The full measure of this freedom Gothic Architecture did not gain until it was in the hands of the workmen of Europe, the gildsmen of the Free Cities, who on many a bloody field proved how dearly they valued their corporate life by the generous valour with which they risked their individual lives in its defence. But from the first, the tendency was towards this freedom of hand and mind subordinated to the co-operative harmony which made the freedom possible. That is the spirit of Gothic Architecture...."
William Morris, November 1889
Delivered at a meeting sponsored by the Arts and Crafts Society, New Gallery, Regent St, London
Seleccionado por el arq. Martín Lisnovsky