Art is not just personal expression. Art is not just establishing one's personality in the eyes of the fashionable world. Art is making things. Making things for all people, for every day.
Patrick Nuttgens - 'A Full Life and an Honest Place'

…there should be no features about a building which are not necessary for convenience, construction or propriety
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

Art is the expression of man’s pleasure in labour

William Morris

…it came to be seen that it was impossible to detach design from craft,…and that, in the widest sense, true design is an inseparable element of good quality, involving as it does the selection of good and suitable material, contrivance for special purpose, expert workmanship, proper finish, and so on….. Workmanship when separated by too wide a gulf from fresh thought – that is, from design – inevitably decays.
W. R. Lethaby - Introduction to Christopher Whall’s book 'Stained Glass Work'

..a small house is in many ways more difficult to design than a large one, for while every part must be minutely schemed, nothing should be cramped or mean looking, the whole house should be conceived broadly and simply, and with an air of repose, the stamp of home.
Ernest Newton - A Book of Houses (1890)

Conservation as it should be must follow the same objectives as any other kind of...

Extract from talk by Jack Warshaw given to Heath & Old Hampstead Society, c.1987