Nathaniel Hawthorne Quote

As the architecture of a country always follows the earliest structures, American architecture should be a refinement of the log-house. The Egyptian is so of the cavern and the mound; the Chinese, of the tent; the Gothic, of overarching trees; the Greek, of a cabin.


Passages from the American Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne... In Two Volumes... (ed. 1868)


As the architecture of a country always follows the earliest structures, American architecture should be a refinement of the log-house. The Egyptian...

As the architecture of a country always follows the earliest structures, American architecture should be a refinement of the log-house. The Egyptian...

As the architecture of a country always follows the earliest structures, American architecture should be a refinement of the log-house. The Egyptian...

As the architecture of a country always follows the earliest structures, American architecture should be a refinement of the log-house. The Egyptian...