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" It possesses moreover one other element of architectural sublimity in having a single window, and that placed high up in the building. I know of no other temples which possess this feature except the great rock-cut Buddhist basilicas of India. In them... "
A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the ... - Page 287
by James Fergusson - 1865 - 674 pages
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The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture: Being a Concise and ..., Volume 1

James Fergusson - Architecture - 1855
...a form so simply grand. It possesses another element of architectural sublimity in having only one window, and that placed high up in the building. I...Tivoli, shown in plan and elevation in the annexed wood cuts (Nos. 250 and 251), has long been known and admired ; the other, near the mouth of the Cloaca...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 120

1866
...Mr. Fergusson ranks the interior among the sublimest inside views in the world ; and adds, that ' the one great eye opening upon heaven is by far the noblest...conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe.' The sublimity would have been much increased but for the old delusion of the Roman architect that the...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 120

English literature - 1866
...Mr. Fergusson ranks the interior among the sublimest inside views in the world ; and adds, that ' the one great eye opening upon heaven is by far the noblest...conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe.' The sublimity would have been much increased but for the old delusion of the Roman architect that the...
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The American Magazine, Volume 34

1892
...remarkable clement of sublimity in having as its only window a single great eye looking toward the heavens ; the noblest conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe. Ferguson be^ lievcs that Agrippa built the rotunda as a part of the baths, and that the portico was...
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The story of the art of building

Percy Leslie Waterhouse - Architecture - 1901 - 213 pages
...no other temples which possess this feature, except the great rock-cut Buddhist basilicas of India. That one great eye opening upon heaven is by far the...conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe." The interior of the dome is " coffered " — ie divided into deep panels, which were originally gilt....
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A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method for the Student ...

Sir Banister Fletcher - Architecture - 1901 - 528 pages
...gods, the idea being that the worship of Jupiter should take place in a building open to the sky. " One great eye opening upon heaven is by far the noblest...conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe." The Temple of Jupiter at Diocletian's Palace at Spalato (AD 284) is a further development of the last...
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Historic Architecture for the Home Builder

Walter Jewett Keith - Architecture - 1905 - 264 pages
...the top, some 30 feet in diameter, "that one great eye opening upon heaven" says the same authority, "is by far the noblest conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe." The structure was built of concrete covered with brick and then veneered with marble. Many theories...
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Architecture and the Allied Arts: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque, and ...

Alfred Mansfield Brooks - Architecture - 1914 - 257 pages
...staring one in the face and dazzling the sight. There is a consensus of opinion that the Pantheon has "by far the noblest conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe." The decoration of the interior, while it has undergone various changes, and a complete restoration...
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How to Study Architecture: By Charles H. Caffin ... an Attempt to Trace the ...

Charles Henry Caffin - Architecture - 1917 - 540 pages
...feet in diameter, the sole source of light to the interior. "One great eye opening upon Heaven — by far the noblest conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe." It is as if the soaring imagination of the architect could brook no limit to its vision and must incorporate...
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How to Study Architecture

Charles Henry Caffin - Architecture - 1917 - 540 pages
...feet in diameter, the sole source of light to the interior. "One great eye opening upon Heaven—by far the noblest conception for lighting a building to be found in Europe." It is as if the soaring imagination of the architect could brook no limit to its vision and must incorporate...
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