How to Study Architecture (Google eBook)

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Dodd, Mead, 1917 - Architecture - 540 pages
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Page 139 - In this case they deliberately designed the fagade to produce the effect. This explanation of optical corrections, then, as well as others, have been proved erroneous by Professor William H. Goodyear, who has made a life-long study of the subject and carried his investigations also into Gothic architecture, in which, as we shall see, he has discovered numerous instances of refinements and asymmetries. His explanation, supported by a wealth of conclusive evidence which is set forth in his "Greek Refinements,"...
Page 214 - is the key of heaven and of hell; a drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months...
Page 427 - You show us Rome was glorious, not profuse, And pompous buildings once were things of use; Yet shall, my lord, your just, your noble rules, Fill half the land with imitating fools ; Who random drawings from your sheets shall take; And of one beauty many blunders make; Load some vain church with old theatric state; Turn arcs of triumph to a garden gate; Reverse your ornaments, and hang them all On some patch'd dog-hole eked with ends of wall...
Page 427 - You show us, Rome was glorious, not profuse** And pompous buildings once were things of use. Yet shall (my lord) your just, your noble rules, Fill half the land with imitating fools ; Who random drawings from your sheets shall take, And of one beauty many blunders make...
Page 60 - And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel : and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.
Page 151 - There was in the world, as Caesar found it, much of the noble heritage of past centuries and an infinite abundance of pomp and glory, but little spirit, still less taste, and least of all true delight in life. It was indeed an old world ; and even the richly-gifted patriotism of Caesar could not make it young again.
Page 215 - is the key of Heaven and Hell. A drop of blood shed in the cause of God, a night spent in arms, avails more than two months of fasting and prayer.
Page 214 - God, a night spent in arms, is of more avail than two months of fasting and prayer; whosoever falls in battle, his sins are forgiven; at the day of judgment his wounds shall be resplendent as vermilion, and odoriferous as musk; and the loss of his limbs shall be supplied by the wings of angels and cherubim.
Page 16 - What sort of a temple could have been more appropriate for the primary god of light and of the luminous heavens than a spacious, open-air enclosure, of a circular form, like Stonehenge ? Nor do I see any objection to the old idea that Stonehenge was the original of the famous Temple of Apollo in the island of the Hyperboreans, the stories about which were based, in the first instance, most likely on the journal of Pytheas
Page 211 - ... building in the world is there so marvellous an ensemble of coloured marbles, alabaster, and glass mosaics; or such subtleties, delicacies, and complexities of light and shadow. Greece and Russia. In Greece and Russia the Byzantine has continued to be the official style of the Greek Church. In Russia, however, many fantastic elements have been introduced, particularly the bulbous form of the domes. As an example of domestic Byzantine architecture may be mentioned the Monastery of Mount Athos...

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