Rational Building

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Macmillan and Company, 1894 - Architecture - 367 pages
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Page 292 - Renaissance in the end of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century...
Page 350 - At the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth...
Page 357 - Europe down to the end of the fourteenth century and the beginning of the fifteenth.
Page 2 - The methods of the constructor must necessarily vary according to the nature of the materials, the means at his disposal, the requirements which he must satisfy, and the civilization in the midst of which he is placed.
Page 194 - ... buildings and I would not guarantee that they would not sooner have arrived at results more judicious and more logical than those obtained in our time, for they would have taken that substance frankly for what it is, profiting by all the advantages that it presents and without trying to give it other forms than those appropriate to it.
Page 231 - Part of this edifice fell down less than a century after the completion of the choir ; and yet it was designed in such a way as to enable it to stand for centuries. This disaster, which has completely altered its character, was due to...
Page 294 - C are exterior openings communicating by a ihroat with the air inlets intended to give a vigorous draft to the fire built on an elevated grate and to establish a sufficient current of air to carry away the smoke into the central flue.
Page 318 - The architecture and the construction of the Middle Ages cannot be separated, for that architecture is nothing else than a form commanded by that very construction. There is not a member, however minute it be...
Page 9 - ... by an advanced civilization, or a state of highly developed industry, but in the judicious employment of the materials and the means placed at the disposal of the constructor. With our numerous materials, with the...

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