The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture: Being a Concise and Popular Account of the Different Styles of Architecture Prevailing in All Ages and All Countries, Volumen1

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Página 188 - And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cup-bearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.
Página 24 - The sculptures on the capitals supply the place usually occupied by frieze and cornice in Grecian architecture ; and in other examples plain painted surfaces occupy the same space. Above this springs the roof, semicircular in general section, but somewhat stilted at the sides, so as to make its height greater than the semi-diameter.
Página iii - Handbook of Architecture. Being a Concise and Popular Account of the Different Styles prevailing in all Ages and Countries in the World. With a Description of the most remarkable Buildings.
Página xxiv - ... effecting a great object, than any people who ever existed before. Notwithstanding this, from the building of St. Peter's at Rome to that of our own Parliament Houses, not one building has been produced that is admitted to be entirely satisfactory, or which permanently retains a hold on general admiration. Many are large and stately to an extent almost unknown before, and many are ornamented with a profuseness of which no previous examples exist ; but with all this, though they conform with the...
Página 430 - Tartars, on the other hand, built their sepulchres of such a character as to serve for places of enjoyment for themselves and their friends during their lifetime, and only when they could enjoy them* no longer they became the solemn resting-places of their mortal remains.
Página iv - Plans, Sections, and Details of the Church built by Constantine the Great over the Holy Sepulchre, now known as the Mosque of Omar. It;-. or 21>. half Russia. London, Weaie, 1847. NOTES ON THE SITE OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE AT JERUSALEM. An answer to
Página 79 - It is 30 ft. wide at the base, and more than 120 ft. in height; the whole being covered with architectural ornaments and sculptures to such an extent as to leave no plain parts, while at the same time this mass of decoration is kept so subdued, that it in no way interferes either with the outline or 'the general effect of the...
Página 237 - No Gothic architect in his wildest moments ever played so freely with his lines and dimensions, and none, it must be added, ever produced anything so beautifully picturesque as this. It contains all the play of light and shade, all the variety of Gothic art, with the massiveness and grandeur of the Egyptian style...
Página 264 - TEMPLES. 22r. the smallness of its dimensions, is one of the most beautiful works of art of the merely ornamental class to be found in any part of the world.
Página 86 - Besides these, a temple always contains tanks or wells for water — to be used either for sacred purposes or the convenience of the priests, — dwellings for all the various grades of the priesthood attached to it, and numerous other buildings designed for state or convenience.

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