Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical, Alphabetically Arranged, Familiarly Explained, and Adapted to the Comprehension of Workmen, Etc., Etc. By Robert Stuart [pseud.] ... Two Volumes in One. ...
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Acropolis adjoining altar ancient angle antiquity appears Aqua Marcia aqueduct arch archi architect architecture architrave Athens beams beautiful bottom breadth bressummer bricks bridge building built called capital castle ceiling cella centre church circular columns constructed Corinthian order cornice court covered curve decoration described diameter dome door Doric Doric order draw edifice entablature entrance equal erected feet high figure floor foot four framed front gallery gate Greek groin height inches inches wide Ionic iron joists laid length marble masonry ment mould ornaments ovolo party-wall Pausanias peristyle perpendicular pieces piers pilasters pillars placed plate portico Prepare and fix principal pronaos proportion Provide and fix purlins rafters remains ribs Roman Rome roof round Scantling sculpture side soffit square stone style supported surface temple thick timber tion toises tower triglyphs upper vault Vitruvius wall whole wood wrought
Page 363 - Yet, however unequal I feel myself to that attempt, were I now to begin the world again, I would tread in the steps of that great master : to kiss the hem of his garment, to catch the slightest of his perfections, would be glory and distinction enough for an ambitious man.
Page 123 - We were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions, whence savage clans and roving barbarians derived the benefits of knowledge, and the blessings of religion. To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future, predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity...
Page 10 - It is difficult for the noblest Grecian temple to convey half so many impressions to the mind as a cathedral does of the best Gothic taste — a proof of skill in the architects and of address in the priests who erected them. The latter exhausted their knowledge of the passions in composing edifices whose pomp, mechanism, vaults, tombs, painted windows, gloom and perspectives infused such sensations of romantic devotion ; and they were happy in finding artists capable of executing such machinery.
Page 393 - Minors to whom the said chapter two hundred and sixty-seven applies shall be permitted to work on Saturdays between the hours of six in the morning and seven in the evening, in mercantile establishments.
Page 286 - As 360 is to the degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the whole circle to the area of the sector.
Page 281 - RULE. — Multiply the length by the breadth, or perpendicular height, and the product will be the area.
Page 285 - Or, from 8 times the chord of half the arc, subtract the chord of the whole arc, and $ of the remainder will be the length of the arc, nearly.
Page 282 - Multiply the sum of the two parallel sides by the perpendicular distance between them, and half the product will be the area.