Architectural Record, Volume 46

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Record and Guide, 1919 - Architecture
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Page 492 - ... by Grant Park, which is adjacent to the lake and extends along the entire business front of the city. This great basin will lie in the hollow of curving parkland shores extending into the lake three-quarters of a mile and more than a mile in length. Two long sea walls, curving outward, with openings at the center and at either end, will permit easy passage of vessels and assure calm water always within the harbor.
Page 491 - While the Commercial Club Committee was working, an. independent movement to the same end was started by the Merchants' Club. The plans thus advanced were entirely formulated by 1906, when the Merchants' Club formally undertook the work.
Page 107 - ... unbecoming and vulgar. Elegant simplicity, strength with refinement, and a grace of handling that imparts charm are the ends to be sought. These ends require, on the part of everybody connected with the enterprise — committee, adviser, and artist — familiarity with thb standards of art, and above a)1- good taste. Only by a combination of all these elements can a really satisfactory result be obtained.
Page 107 - ... symbols of the aspirations of the race. The spirit may be the same whether the monument is large or small; a little roadside shrine or cross, a village fountain or a memorial tablet, speaks the same message as the majestic arch or shaft or temple, and both messages will be pure and fine and perhaps equally far-reaching, if the form of that message is appealing and beautiful. Display of wealth, ostentation and over-elaborateness are unbecoming and vulgar. Elegant simplicity, strength with refinement,...
Page 107 - The most impressive monument is one which appeals to the imagination alone, which rests not upon its material use but upon its idealism. From such a monument flows the impulse for great and heroic action, for devotion to duty and for love of country. The Arch of Triumph in Paris, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are examples of such monuments. They are devoid of practical utility, but they minister to a much higher use; they compel contemplation of the great men and ideals which they...
Page 107 - ... Memorial are examples of such monuments. They are devoid of practical utility, but they minister to a much higher use; they compel contemplation of the great men and ideals which they commemorate; they elevate the thoughts of all beholders; they arouse and make effective the finest impulses of humanity. They are the visible symbols of the aspirations of the race. The spirit may be the same whether the monument is large or small; a little roadside shrine or cross, a village fountain or a memorial...
Page 524 - War, outcome of the side of man's nature which denies breadth of heart, can for the moment paralyze the outward activities of art, but can it ever chain its spirit, or arrest the inner ferment of the creative instinct ? For thousands of generations war has been the normal state of man's existence, yet alongside war has flourished this art, reflecting man's myriad aspirations and longings, and by innumerable expressions of individual vision and sentiment, ever unifying human life, through the common...
Page 107 - Triumph in Paris, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial are examples of such monuments. They are devoid of practical utility, but they minister to a much higher use; they compel contemplation of the great men and ideals which they commemorate; they elevate the thoughts of all beholders; they arouse and make effective the finest impulses of humanity. They are the visible symbols of the aspirations of the race. The spirit may be the same whether the monument is large or small; a little roadside...
Page 566 - This, of course, necessitates a gallery of rather more than usual height, the upper part of the room being, in a sense, a diffusion chamber. The exact amount of window area required to give sufficient illumination would, of course, be obtained only by experiment and trial, but the quality of light thus obtained would be greatly superior to the usual direct side light which also renders the window wall practically useless for ex hibition purposes.
Page 304 - ... Mathematics PERNOT, FE, and BM Woods. Logarithms of hyperbolic functions to twelve significant figures. 1918. 297-467 p. (California. University. Publications in engineering, v. 1, no. 13, Nov. 16, 1918.) 510P42 Memorials The GATEWAY of the nation. (American Architect, April 30, 1919. p. 603-606. plans.) Describes a plan for a memorial to be located in Battery Park, New York City. HASTINGS, Thomas. New York's Arch of Victory. (Architecture, April, 1919. p. 87-88..

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