Historical Studies of Church-building in the Middle Ages, Venice, Siena, Florence

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Harper & Brothers, 1902 - Church architecture - 331 pages

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Page 69 - Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder : The young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Page 43 - Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
Page 140 - And on the day that it was carried to the Duomo the shops were shut, and the bishop conducted a great and devout company of priests and friars in solemn procession, accompanied by the nine signiors, and all the officers of the commune, and all the people, and one after another the worthiest with lighted candles in their hands took places near the picture, and behind came the women and children with great devotion. And they accompanied the said picture up to the Duomo, making the procession around...
Page 192 - IF e'er it happen that the Poem Sacred, To which both heaven and earth have set their hand, So that it many a year hath made me lean, O'ercome the cruelty that bars me out From the fair sheepfold, where a lamb I slumbered, An enemy to the wolves that war upon it, With other voice forthwith, with other fleece, Poet will I return, and at my font Baptismal will I take the laurel crown...
Page 105 - Li vivi tuoi, e 1' un 1' altro si rode Di quei eh' un muro ed una fossa serra. Cerca, misera, intorno dalle prode Le tue marine, e poi ti guarda in seno, S' alcuna parte in te di pace gode.
Page 183 - Arnulf, architect of our commune, prepare the model or design for the rebuilding of Santa Reparata with such supreme and lavish magnificence, that neither the industry nor the capacity of man shall be able to devise anything more grand or more beautiful, inasmuch as the most judicious in this city have pronounced the opinion, in...
Page 314 - I imagine I have given instances enough, though I could multiply them indefinitely, to prove that these variations are not mere blunders or carelessness, but the result of a fixed scorn, if not dislike, of accuracy in measurements ; and, in most cases, I believe, of a determined resolution to work out an effective symmetry of variations as subtle as those of Nature.
Page 127 - Appearance of the angels to the shepherds, the Adoration of the Magi, the Presentation in the Temple...
Page 12 - the one that has alike the closest and the widest relations to the life of a people — to its wants, habits and culture — and which gives the fullest and most exact expression to its moral disposition, its imagination and its intelligence, is that of architecture.
Page 81 - He came down from the pulpit and went before the altar and knelt down, weeping much; and they sewed the cross on the front of his tall cap of cotton, because he wished that the people should see it.

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