The lives of celebrated architects, ancient and modern: with historical and critical observations on their works, and on the principles of the art, Volume 2

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J. Taylor, 1826 - Architects
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Page 296 - Pembroke's taste : it was more than taste ; it was passion for the utility and honour of his country that engaged his lordship to promote and assiduously overlook the construction of Westminster Bridge by the ingenious M. Labelye, a man that deserves more notice than this slight encomium can bestow.
Page 278 - ... be built without a centre ; but this is observable* that the centre was laid without any standards from below to support it ; and as it was both centering and scaffolding, it remained for the use of the painter. Every story of this scaffolding being circulal, and the ends of all the ledgers meeting as so many rings, and truly wrought, it supported itself. This machine was an original of the kind, and will be an useful project for the like work to any future architect.
Page 276 - HI those wide intercolum' uiations the architrave is not supposed to lie from one great column to another, but from the column to the wall of the aisle, so that the end of it only will appear upon the pillar of the inside of the great navis...
Page 396 - ... suitable to the purposes of its destination. We consider Stuart's best work the house, in St. James's Square, which he built for Lord Anson. Among other works, he executed Belvedere, in Kent, for Lord Eardley ; a house for Mrs. Montague, in Portman Square ; the chapel and infirmary of Greenwich Hospital ; and some parts of the interior of Lord Spencer's house, in St. James's Place. Stuart died in 1788, at the age of seventy-five. His coUaborateur, Revett, shared with him a portion of the patronage...
Page 310 - Through the interpilaster, opposite the principal entrance, is the access to a large octangular chapel, at the extremity of which is the high altar. The exterior flight of steps is continued all round the building.
Page 296 - Park at Houghton, are incontestable proofs of Lord Pembroke's taste. It was more than taste, it was passion for the utility and honour of his country, that engaged his lordship to promote and assiduously overlook the construction of Westminster Bridge, by the...
Page 75 - ... layers of timber, crossing each other in a contrary direction. On this foundation he placed the castle or carriage, which had eight columns : each of these columns was composed of so many thick planks, that they measured 13 feet in circumference.
Page 163 - Church here is, without a rival, one of the most perfect pieces of architecture that the art of man can produce ; nothing can be possibly imagined more simple, and yet magnificence itself can hardly give greater pleasure.
Page 457 - The Architectural Antiquities of Rome ; consisting of Views, Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Ancient Edifices in that City. By GL Taylor and Edward Cresy, Architects, and Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries. 2 rols.
Page 278 - Ufe of the Painter. Every Story of this Scaffolding being circular, and the Ends of all the Ledgers meeting as fo many Rings, and truly wrought, it fupported itfelf. This Machine was an Original of the Kind, and will be an ufeful Project for the like Work to an Architect hereafter.

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