"Victor Hugo said in Notre Dame that the printing-press
destroyed architecture, which had hitherto been the stone record
of mankind. This real misdemeanor of the printing press, however,
was not that it took literary values away from architecture,
but it caused architecture to derive its value from literature....
For the common run of architects, particularly in the northern
countries, the Five Orders became as unchallengeable as the
eighty-one rules of Latin syntax.... The Five Orders remained
firmly entrenched on one side, the "lower orders"
on the other.... Hereafter, architecture lives by the book."