Architectural Record, Volume 44

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Record and Guide, 1918 - Architecture

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Page 233 - I'll be wise hereafter, And seek for grace. What a thrice-double ass Was I, to take this drunkard for a god, And worship this dull fool ! Pro.
Page 112 - These temples grew as grows the grass; Art might obey, but not surpass. The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned; And the same power that reared the shrine Bestrode the tribes that knelt within.
Page 516 - A Memorial built by the Government of the United States and patriotic citizens, to the women of the North and the women of the South, held in loving memory by a now united country. "That their labors to mitigate the sufferings of the sick and wounded in war may be perpetuated, this memorial is dedicated to the service of the American Red Cross.
Page 59 - It must be tall, every inch of it tall. The force and power of altitude must be in it, the glory and pride of exaltation must be in it. It must be every inch a proud and soaring thing, rising in sheer exultation that from bottom to top it is a unit without a single dissenting line — that it is the new, the unexpected, the eloquent peroration of most bald, most sinister, most forbidding conditions.
Page 451 - The limit of this article will be the question, when the doctrine that a man's house is his castle will justify the taking of human life. The resolution of the judges in Seymane's Case, 5 Coke, 91, was " that the house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose...
Page 54 - Throughout this stream of human life, and thought, and activity . , . men have ever felt the need to build; and from the need arose the power to build. So as they thought they built; for, strange as it may seem, they could build in no other way. As they built, they made, used, and left behind them records of their thinking .... Whatever the character of the thinking, just so was the character of the building.
Page 55 - The portals of the basements, usually arched as if crushed beneath the weight of the mountain which they support, look like dens of a primitive race, continually receiving and pouring forth a stream of people. You lift your eyes and you feel that up there behind the perpendicular wall, with its innumerable windows, is a multitude coming and going,—crowding the offices that perforate these cliffs of brick and iron, dizzied with the speed of the elevators.
Page 128 - In order to prepare for the possibility of there being any unemployment, either in the course of demobilization or in the first years of peace, it is essential that the government should make all necessary preparations for putting instantly in hand, directly or through the local authorities, such urgently needed public works as (a) the rehousing of the population alike in rural districts, mining villages, and town slums, to the extent possibly of a million new cottages and an outlay of...
Page 112 - The passive Master lent his hand To the vast soul that o'er him planned" says Emerson in The Problem, a poem, which seems particularly addressed to architects, and which every one of them would do well to learn by heart. If he is at a loss to know where to go and what to do...
Page 55 - One might think that such a problem would interest no one but an engineer. Nothing of the kind ! The simple power of necessity is to a certain degree a principle of beauty; and these structures so plainly manifest this necessity that you feel a strange emotion in contemplating them.

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