Popular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts: Aquila to Baptisterium

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Sotheran, 1881 - Architecture
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Page 191 - And round about the throne were four and twenty seats ; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold : And out of the throne proceeded lightnings, and thunderings, and voices.
Page 42 - And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah : and I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship...
Page 177 - And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone : and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it.
Page 178 - As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
Page 191 - And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices ; and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God : and before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal.
Page 191 - And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts, full of eyes before and behind.
Page 254 - On his Banner were three Leopards, courant, of fine gold, set on red ; fierce were they, haughty and cruel, thus placed to signify that, like them, the King is dreadful to his enemies. For his bite is slight to none who inflame his anger ; and yet, towards such as seek his friendship or submit to his power, his kindness is soon rekindled.
Page 217 - The lower, which was also richly panelled, was black, the color of .Saturn ; the next orange, the color of Jupiter ; the third, red, emblematic of Mars ; the fourth, yellow, belonging to the sun ; the fifth and sixth, green and blue respectively, as dedicated to Venus and Mercury ; and the upper probably white, that being the color belonging to the Moon, whose place in the Chaldean system would be uppermost.
Page 31 - The sculptures on the capitals supply the place usually occupied by frieze and cornice in Grecian architecture ; and in other examples plain painted surfaces occupy the same space. Above this springs the roof, semicircular in general section, but somewhat stilted at the sides, so as to make its height greater than the semi-diameter.
Page 28 - It has been suggested that the Assyrians applied the two kinds of arches to different purposes, " thereby showing more science and discrimination than we do in our architectural works ; " that " they used the pointed arch for underground work, where they feared great superincumbent pressure on the apex, and the round arch above ground, where that was not to be dreaded.

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