Designs for the gateways of the southern entrances to the Central park

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D. Van Nostrand, 1866 - Travel - 36 pages
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Page xxxvi - So far as is consistent with the convenient use of the grounds, vegetation should hold first place of distinction; it is the work of nature, invulnerable to criticism? accepted by all, as well the cultivated as the ignorant, and affords a limitless field for interesting observation and instruction. " There is not only fitness in this idea, but there is safety. All artwork is the subject of animadversion; much of it sinks beneath observation; it is the fortune of but very little of it to escape wide...
Page 14 - All measurements to be recorded on paper ruled to a scale of a quarter of an inch to a foot on the section of the length at which they are measured, diagrams of each section to be formed at the line of measurement, these areas to be computed by any two of the four modes contained in the instructions, the correct areas to be formed into a curve of areas from the length of the tonnage deck...
Page xxxvi - ... accepted by all, as well the cultivated as the ignorant ; and affords a limitless field for interesting observation and instruction. There is not only fitness in this idea, but there is safety. All art-work is the subject of animadversion ; much of it sinks beneath observation; it is the fortune of but very little of it to escape wide censure, less of it finds permanent acceptance.
Page 17 - And the question being put on the adoption of said resolution, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote : Ayes — Messrs.
Page xxiv - Park structures which would be every way worthy of the magnificence of this great public improvement and of the metropolis to which it belongs; satisfying the pride and educating the taste of our citizens.
Page ii - to be reminded of the existence of such riff-raff as the French Emperor when we are in our Park-.

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