Principles of design in architecture, a series of letters to a friend

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Page i - Principles of Design in Architecture, traced in Observations on Buildings, Primeval, Egyptian, Phenician or Syrian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic or corrupt Roman, Arabian or Saracenic, Old English Ecclesiastical, Old English Military and Domestic, Revived Roman, Revived Grecian, Chinese Indian, Modern AngloGothic, and Modern English Domestic ; in a series of Letters to a Friend.
Page 166 - Ask where's the North? at York, 'tis on the Tweed; In Scotland, at the Orcades; and there, At Greenland, Zembla, or the Lord knows where.
Page 142 - CAITI.I. called the Queen's Oriel is remarkable for the fancy, luxuriance, and elegance of the workmanship. Nor is the contrivance of the little terraced garden below, considering the history of the times, a matter of small curiosity, where, though all the surrounding country were hostile, fresh air might be safely enjoyed ; and the commanding view of the singularly beautiful landscape around, from both that little herbary or garden, and the bay window or oriel, is so managed as to leave no doubt...
Page 205 - Jungere si velit, et varias inducere plumas Undique collatis membris, ut turpiter atrum Desinat in piscem mulier formosa superne, Spectatum admissi risum teneatis, amici...
Page 279 - I venture to deliver it as . my opinion that there are only two characters of buildings: the one may be called perpendicular, and the other horizontal. Under the first, I class all buildings erected in England before and during the early part of Queen Elizabeth's reign, whether deemed Saracenic, Saxon, Norman, or the Gothic of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries ; and even that peculiar kind called Queen Elizabeth's Gothic, in which turrets prevailed, though battlements were discarded and Grecian...
Page 141 - Conway," observes an anonymous author, "what is called the Queen's Oriel is remarkable for the fancy, luxuriance, and elegance of the workmanship. Nor is the contrivance of the little terraced garden below, considering the history of the times, a matter of small curiosity, where, though all the surrounding country were hostile, fresh air might be safely enjoyed; and the commanding view of the singularly beautiful landscape around, from both that little herbary or garden, and the bay window or oriel...
Page 266 - ... above may be increased, or must be diminished, according to circumstances. If a greater width of foundation be thought necessary, it must be gained by increasing the number of the footings, and not their width. The height of abutment, and span, and rise of arch, I suppose prescribed for the engineer.
Page 90 - Instead of a mere sacristy for the priests, the term at which the pomp of processions ended, and in front of which, under the vault of the sky...
Page 48 - Tis with our judgements as our watches, none Co just alike, but each believes his own.

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