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Page 192 - Scale 50 ft. to 1 in. After Hubsch. width is about 70 feet, which is divided in the usual way — half to the nave and the other half to the two aisles. The capitals of the columns are the work of Byzantine carvers who, at the end of the tenth century and the beginning of the eleventh, were almost as skilled as their forefathers had been in the sixth.
Page 98 - Mausoleum. the extant remains, it is ascertained that the Mausoleum consisted of a lofty basement, on which stood an oblong edifice surrounded by thirty-six Ionic columns and surmounted by a pyramid of twentyfour steps. This was crowned by a four-horse chariot group in.
Page ii - Life in America. The Architects' Library Edited by FM SIMPSON, FRIBA Professor of Architecture, University College, London. A History of Architectural Development. By FM SIMPSON, FRIBA With numerous illustrations. 3 vols. Medium 8vo. Vol. I.
Page 1 - No people, either ancient or modern, have had a national architecture at once so sublime in scale, so grand in expression, and so free from littleness as that of the ancient Egyptians.
Page 170 - ... ruled Italy between the years 493 and 526, there was a lull in the fighting and a slight revival of the arts ; but the peace he brought did not last long. In 586 the Lombards, a barbarian race, overran the greater part of the country, and for two hundred years the whole of Italy, except Rome, Ravenna and portions of Venetian territory, remained in their possession. In addition to this disaster, plagues and famines, towards the end of the sixth century, swept away a large number of the inhabitants....
Page 247 - German production in the same genre; for the latter, it will be recalled, fell at the end of the twelfth century and beginning of the thirteenth...
Page 186 - ... Pope Sextus III built another and larger church with the entrance at the opposite end, the west, and an apse at the east ; so that the two apses were back to back, as in the Temple of Venus and Rome. In this state the two churches remained, more or less separate from one another, until the beginning of the thirteenth century, when Honorius III destroyed the two apses and threw the two churches into one, adding three more columns to each side. The later church then became the nave, and the earlier...
Page 157 - ... the sun, though obliquely indeed, from the time it rises till the afternoon. When I retire to this garden-apartment, I fancy myself a hundred miles from my own house, and take particular pleasure in it at the feast of the Saturnalia, when, by the licence of that season of joy, every other part of my villa resounds with the mirth of my domestics : thus I neither interrupt their diversions nor they my studies.
Page v - Its aim is to trace the development of architecture through the planning, construction, materials and principles of design of the buildings described, and to try and indicate the broad lessons which may be learned from them.
Page 208 - ... surrounding aisle by eight massive porphyry columns, which are crowned by capitals of different Orders, with smaller columns over them. The central part has an octagonal dome of timber construction, and the aisle is covered by a flat ceiling level with the springing of the dome ; but the building has been so altered at different times that it is difficult to say what was the original design. It is manifest, however, that the upper columns are too slight to carry any heavier construction than...