Art in the House: Historical, Critical, and Aesthetical Studies on the Decoration and Furnishing of the Dwelling

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L. Prang, 1879 - Architecture, Domestic - 356 pages
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Page 45 - All things hasten to decay; all fall; all perish; all come to an end. Man dieth, iron consumeth, wood decayeth; towers crumble, strong walls fall down, the rose withereth away; the war-horse waxeth feeble, gay trappings grow old ; all the works of...
Page 8 - That still are wont t' annoy the walled town Might there be heard ; but careless Quiet lies Wrapt in eternal silence, far from enemies.
Page 201 - Mrs., or rather Miss Manley, for she was never married, is best known as the authoress of the ' New Atalantis,' a scandalous work, which she published at the end of the seventeenth or the beginning of the eighteenth century.
Page 166 - So that now when I open and turn over with reverent joy the leaves of the Gospels, I feel that here is enshrined the highest achievement of Man the Artist, a creation to which nothing can be added, from which nothing can be taken away.
Page 69 - ... had the cloths for nothing, or were at Alexandria or Damascus. I, the writer of this account, was present, and astonished whence such quantities of rich stuffs and ornaments could have come ; for all the houses on each side the great street of Saint Denis, as far as the Chatelet, or indeed to the great bridge-)-, were hung with tapestries representing various scenes and histories to the delight of all beholders.
Page xxiii - ... painting, and architecture, was firmly fixed by the two great Mediterranean nations of antiquity. Dr. Falke thus describes the objects of his book, which is composed of lectures delivered at the Vienna Museum of Art and Industry. These were "to show how beauty and aesthetic charm can be given to the home, and how, through the medium of artistic harmony, a feeling of comfort, peace and pleasure may be generated within its four walls.
Page 93 - Gauss resolved to follow their great example and leave after him only finished works of art, severely perfect, to which nothing could be added and from which nothing could be taken away without disfiguring the whole.
Page 8 - And more to lull him in his slumber soft, A trickling stream, from high rock tumbling down, And...
Page 126 - Herr Epstein considers it to have been written at the end of the fifteenth or beginning of the sixteenth century.

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