Beautiful Houses: A Study in House-building. Foreign Examples in Domestic Architecture; a Collection of American House Plans; Materials and Details for the Artistic House-builder; the Architect

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T.Y. Crowell, 1895 - Architecture, Domestic - 346 pages
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Page 27 - In architecture alone men look back upon the masterpieces of the past not as points of departure but as ultimate attainments, content, for their own part, if by recombining the elements and reproducing the forms of these monuments they can win from an esoteric circle of archaeologists the praise of producing some reflex of their impressiveness.
Page 92 - In the last decade of the sixteenth century and in the early part of the seventeenth century there lived in England two brothers, prominent lawyers, who were natives of Anglesey, Wales.
Page 131 - NOTWITHSTANDING the many works which have heretofore been published on the subject of Architecture, there has none yet appeared, intended exclusively for the operative workman. It is therefore thought proper, to present to the industrious and ingenious a book of original designs...
Page 9 - We have onlv to consider the conditions in nation? which do more artistic building, to appreciate the reason for our lack of success. Our architects are not so well educated nor are the people so appreciative. The community or the individual that builds must have a certain amount of artistic appreciation and the architect must have artistic training and intelligent public sympathy.
Page 309 - ... but (the Cardinal has spoken to you about the great event) if that comes off, of which, between ourselves, whatever the world may say, I believe there is no sort of doubt, we should not think of being absent from Rome for a day during the Council.' ' Why ! it may last years,' said Lothair. ' There is no reason why it should not last as long as the Council of Trent. It has in reality much more to do.
Page 345 - The spirit of domesticity is a dominant force in our time. The love of home is a sentiment high enough and strong enough to form the nucleus of great art.
Page 147 - SITTING-ROOM. unprotected openings into a room which, merely for the purpose of designation, is named a library, or to other rooms, the openings to which are often filled with ropes, strings, or spindle work, so that in fact there is only one great room on the main floor, other than the kitchen and dining-room. This is the cxtremest form of the reception hall, and it makes a second-floor sitting-room a necessity.
Page 30 - Houses that, while buildings first must measure up as structurally sound, they can be decorated "with the best motives which the world's architecture has to offer us. If we can do this in an original spirit, it is well, but originality is not essential.

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