Guide to Church Furnishing and Decoration

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Chicago Legal News Company, printers and stereotypers, 1877 - Church furniture - 132 pages
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Page 12 - What, have ye not houses to eat and drink in ? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not ? What shall I say to you?
Page 129 - Unabridged have been placed In as many Public Schools in the United States, by State enactments or School Officers.
Page 129 - Proof-SO to 1. The sales of Webster's Dictionaries throughout the country in 1873 were '20 times as large as the sales of any other Dictionaries. In proof, we will send to any I*rson, on application, the statements of more than 100 Booksellers, from every section of the countrv. Published by G.
Page 7 - Taste" (in this sense of the term) is defined as "nice perception, or the power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the power of appreciating the finer qualities of art; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts or literature; the faculty of the mind by which we both perceive and enjoy whatever is beautiful or sublime in the works of nature and art.
Page 41 - ... our fall." THE HIND OB HART is the especial attribute of St. Eustace, St. Procopius, St. Giles, and St. Hubert. It was made the symbol of religious aspiration by the " sweet singer of Israel " (Psalm xlii.), and is also an emblem of solitude and hermit life. THE UNICORN. This fabulous creature was said to be able to evade all pursuers except a virgin of perfect purity in heart, mind, and life. It is given as an attribute only to the Virgin and St. Justina, and is the emblem of female chastity....
Page 48 - As long as machine-work does not invade the realm of the carver, the artistic value of machine-made woodwork is not deteriorated, and its cost is greatly reduced. There are really only two machines in general use which are at war with art, and those are the scroll-saw and the shaper, both of which have led to great abuses in design; but they are but little used in the finer sorts of work.
Page 113 - If the organ is elevated, the tone is more generally diffused throughout the church, and is not so overpowering to that portion of the congregation near it. The height above the gallery or platform should be sufficient for the construction of the organ, and allow space above, when possible, which gives a mellowing and beneficial effect.
Page 26 - Clerc, JEAN LE. See LE CLERC. Clerestory, an upper row of windows rising clear above the adjoining parts of the building, but more probably so named as admitting clearness or light. The term is particularly applied to the windows in the upper part of the central nave of churches (see GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE; and for an illustration, the article BRISTOL). This mode of lighting was also in use among the Romans. See BASILICA.
Page 114 - An organ so placed is more liable to be out of tune, by the effect of the higher temperature which surrounds the pipes standing close up to the ceiling. A free circulation of air is desirable through and around an organ, not only to prevent dampness, but to have the temperature of all the parts as even as possible.
Page 23 - As two straight lines cannot form a mathematical figure, so two uprights, be they walls, posts, or pillars, can hardly constitute an architectural work; circumstances will continually occur, in which two points must be connected, and that not by a third wall, but by something supported by the points to be connected. The different ways of effecting this constitute the grand distinction which is at the root of all varieties of architectural style. The entablature effects the union by simply laying...

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