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Page 138 - To give these symmetry and taste, would not increase their cost. It would only change the arrangement of the materials, the form and combination of the members.
Page 405 - I haven't the skill, No one has. I must, therefore, create a new sort of beauty, the beauty that appears to me in terms of volume, of line, of mass, of weight, and through that beauty interpret my subjective impression. Nature is a mere pretext for a decorative composition, plus sentiment. It suggests emotion, and I translate that emotion into art. I want to expose the Absolute, and not merely the factitious woman.
Page 460 - There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, And every single one of them is right!
Page 235 - ... from the treatment of such building as this. All that is so new or so complex as to require careful scientific examination based upon mathematics is the province of the engineer. Some, but not many, modern architects are themselves competent, and, up to a certain point, may trust their own computations. Some, but not many, engineers have something of that traditional respect for beauty and significance of form that they may make their own designs for the decorative effect of structures which...
Page 127 - Place agree with the Trustees upon the following Terms, Viz. that they secure to the College a Thousand Pounds proc. Money, ten acres of land contiguous to the College, and two hundred...
Page 401 - If you can imagine what a particularly sanguinary little girl of eight, half-crazed with gin, would do to a whitewashed wall, if left alone with a box of crayons, then you will come near to fancying what most of this work was like.
Page 224 - A safe means of exit or for access to upper floors with hose streams. It makes possible perfect separation of each floor from the others. or, at best, a separate floor, is needed. The manufacturer who, once when he had a fire in some room where volatile oils, for example, were used commonly lost half his. plant, or, at any rate, so drenched his premises with water as to make a fortnight's suspension necessary, guishment without a drop coming through below. The water runs as harmlessly from it as...
Page 222 - In machine shops and other plants requiring exceptionally heavy floor construction above the ground level, steel beams are frequently called into service.
Page 224 - If windows had been ot wired glass in metal frames, it is probable that flre might have been kept out of many of the stories, and the contents therein saved. can now, if he likes, so dispose that hazard as to have a fire every other day without disturbing the other parts of the factory. The modern fireproof room, equipped with automatic sprinklers, having a slightly pitched floor and scuppers at the walls, can be flooded for fire extinmills a similar protection to that above suggested for...