A Text-book of the History of Architecture

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1897 - Architecture - 441 pages

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Page 196 - France, particularly during the latter half of the twelfth century and the first half of the thirteenth, were for the most part of a Manichsan type.
Page 310 - As early as 1475 the new style made its appearance in altars, tombs, and rood-screens wrought by French carvers with the collaboration of Italian artificers. The tomb erected by Charles of Anjou to his father in Le Mans cathedral (1475, by Francesco Laurana), the chapel of St. Lazare in the cathedral of Marseilles (1483), and the tomb of the children of Charles VIII. in Tours cathedral (1506), by Michel Columbe, the greatest artist of his time in France, are examples. The schools of Rouen and Tours...
Page 360 - the Greek revival in Germany presents the aspect of a strong striving after beauty, on the part of a limited number of artists of great talent, misled by the idea that the forms of a dead civilisation could be galvanised into new life in the service of modern needs. The result was disappointing, in spite of the excellent planning, admirable construction, and carefully studied detail of these buildings, and the movement here, as elsewhere, was foredoomed to failure.
Page xxi - ... instruction, so that graduates may acquire the essentials demanded of the best professional practice. Architecture has been referred to as the art which seeks to harmonize in a building the requirements of utility and beauty. In fulfilling these requirements it demonstrates its claim to being the "most useful of the fine arts and the noblest of the useful arts.

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