A Text-book of the History of Architecture

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1911 - Architecture - 467 pages
 

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Page 199 - France, particularly during the latter half of the twelfth century and the first half of the thirteenth, were for the most part of a Manichsan type.
Page 470 - GREEK ARCHITECTURE By ALLAN MARQUAND, Ph.D., LHD, Professor of Art and Archaeology in Princeton University. Professor Marquand, in this interesting and scholarly volume, passes from the materials of construction to the architectural forms and decorations of the buildings of Greece, and lastly, to its monuments. Nearly four hundred illustrations assist the reader in a clear understanding of the subject. Illustrated.
Page xxiv - historic styles' are phases of development. Style is character expressive of definite conceptions, as of grandeur, gaiety or solemnity. An historic style is the particular phase, the characteristic manner of design, which prevails at a given time and place. It is not the result of mere accident or caprice, but of intellectual, moral, social, religious and even political conditions. Gothic architecture could never have been invented by the Greeks, nor could the Egyptian styles have grown up in Italy....
Page 470 - ... number of ground plans of typical buildings and the sketches of bits of detail of columns, arches, windows and doorways. Each chapter is prefaced by a list of books recommended, and each ends with a list of monuments. The illustrations are numerous and well executed.
Page 316 - As early as 1475 the new style made its appearance in altars, tombs, and rood-screens wrought by French carvers with the collaboration of Italian artificers. The tomb erected by Charles of Anjou to his father in Le Mans cathedral (1475, by Francesco Laurana), the chapel of St. Lazare in the cathedral of Marseilles (1483), and the tomb of the children of Charles VIII. in Tours cathedral (1506), by Michel Columbe, the greatest artist of his time in France, are examples. The schools of Rouen and Tours...
Page 369 - the Greek revival in Germany presents the aspect of a strong striving after beauty, on the part of a limited number of artists of great talent, misled by the idea that the forms of a dead civilisation could be galvanised into new life in the service of modern needs. The result was disappointing, in spite of the excellent planning, admirable construction, and carefully studied detail of these buildings, and the movement here, as elsewhere, was foredoomed to failure.
Page xxiii - ... instruction, so that graduates may acquire the essentials demanded of the best professional practice. Architecture has been referred to as the art which seeks to harmonize in a building the requirements of utility and beauty. In fulfilling these requirements it demonstrates its claim to being the "most useful of the fine arts and the noblest of the useful arts.
Page 18 - The piety of successive monarchs was displayed in the addition of new hypostyle halls, courts, pylons, or obelisks, by which the temple was successively extended in length, and sometimes also in width, by the increased dimensions of the new courts. The great Temple of Karnak most strikingly illustrates this growth. Begun by Osourtesen (Xllth dynasty) nearly 2000 years BC, it was not completed in its present form until the time of the Ptolemies, when the last of the pylons and external gates were...
Page 469 - Professor Van Dyke has performed his task with great thoroughness and good success. . . . He seems to us singularly happy in his characterization of various artists, and amazingly just in proportion. We have hardly found A History of Architecture.
Page 472 - The Architects' Library Edited by FM SIMPSON, FRIBA Professor of Architecture, University College, London. A History of Architectural Development. By FM SIMPSON, FRIBA With numerous illustrations. 3 vols. Medium 8vo. Vol. I. Ancient, Early Christian and Byzantine. With 180 illustrations.

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