Retreats: A Series of Designs, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Cottages, Villas, and Ornamental Buildings

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M. Taylor, 1835 - Architecture, Domestic - 32 pages
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Page 27 - We are obliged to devotion for the noblest buildings that have adorned the several countries of the world. It is this which has set men at work on temples and public places of worship, not only that they might, by the magnificence of the building, invite the Deity to reside within it, but that such stupendous works might, at the same time, open the mind to vast conceptions, and fit it to converse with the divinity of the place.
Page 28 - In the second place we are to consider greatness of manner in architecture, which has such force upon the imagination, that a small building, where it appears, shall give the mind nobler ideas than one of twenty times the bulk, where the manner is ordinary or little.
Page ix - Retreats, a Series of Designs, consisting of Plans and Elevations for Cottages, Villas, and Ornamental Buildings. By J.
Page 1 - To construct a Hermitage, as has sometimes been done, on the road-side of an approach to a populous town or city, would necessarily be out of true character; it is in a wild uncultivated country, amidst the picturesque scenery of the crag and precipice, that such objects strike with effect.
Page 3 - ... to group together their little appendages, not only because they require less of walling, and are therefore less expensive, but because the combination is calculated to give consequence to habitations that would otherwise appear insignificant.
Page v - ... SURVEYOR AND BUILDER-S ABSTRACT OF THE METROPOLITAN BUILDING ACT, 7 & 8 Vic. cap. 84, Pocket Size, Price 1*. cloth. RETREATS; A SERIES OF DESIGNS, Consisting of PLANS and ELEVATIONS for COTTAGES, VILLAS, and Ornamental Buildings. By J. THOMSON, Architect. In royal 4to., on 41 Plates, coloured, 21. 2s. The subjects contained in this work are divided into three classes, the first consisting of COTTAGE RESIDENCES or RETIREMENTS...
Page 18 - Although it would perhaps be injudicious to limit the application of the orders of architecture so particularly, yet where opulence exists independent of rank and title, the matronly Ionic may be considered as the most legitimate style for a family residence.
Page 31 - It may be nearly all composed of artificial stone, in which material it would not be expensive, on account of the number of ornaments that might be cast from the same mould : the substructure may be of brick-work, put together with cement.
Page 25 - ... adapted to lighten their character; and if the approaches are well planted out, they help to improve and diversify the scene.

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