Paris in Old and Present Times: With Especial Reference to Changes in Its Architecture and Topography, Volume 1

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Roberts brothers, 1885 - Architecture - 238 pages

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Page 78 - Huge halls, long galleries, spacious chambers, joined By no quite lawful marriage of the arts, Might shock a connoisseur ; but when combined, Formed a whole which, irregular in parts, Yet left a grand impression on the mind.
Page 50 - Poor men, God made, and all for that ! The reverence struck me ; o'er each head Religiously was hung its hat, Each coat dripped by the owner's bed, Sacred from touch : each had his berth, His
Page 222 - Rivoli expresses show, splendor, pleasure, — unworthy things, perhaps, to express alone and for their own sakes, but it expresses them ; whereas the architecture of Gower Street and Belgravia merely expresses the impotence of the architect to express anything.
Page 50 - his proper place of rest, Who last night tenanted on earth Some arch where twelve such slept abreast, — Unless the plain asphalte seemed best.
Page 191 - become so habitual that in the better quarters of the city a building hardly ever rises from the ground unless it has been designed by some architect who knows what art is, and endeavors to apply it to little things as well as great
Page 150 - edifice continued with the strange intention of dedicating it as a temple to the memory of La Grande Armée. Every year, on the anniversaries of the battles of Austerlitz and Jena,
Page 10 - the flood of houses. Our fathers had a Paris of stone ; our sons will have a Paris of plaster.
Page 138 - variety, nor astonishing as Gothic buildings are by the boldness with which they seem to contravene the ordinary conditions of matter. The edifice consists of a very plain building in the form of a cross, with a pediment on pillars at one end and a dome rising in the middle. There are no visible windows,
Page 75 - (which from the subdued light is by no means crude or painful), we begin to perceive that the windows are full of little pictorial compositions ; and if we have time to examine them, there is occupation for us, as the windows contain more than a thousand of these pictures. Thanks to the care of M.
Page 207 - pride in it, as he has so planned the design that visitors may look down from galleries on four different stories all round the building. The house itself is much less original, with its decoration of red and gold, and the customary arrangements for the audience.

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