Papers Read at the Royal Institute of British Architects

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The Institute, 1865
 

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Seite 7 - If a straight line touch a circle, and from the point of contact a straight line be drawn at right angles to the touching line, the centre of the circle shall be in that line.
Seite 36 - tis a thing impossible to frame Conceptions equal to the soul's desires, And the most difficult of tasks to keep Heights which the soul is competent to gain.
Seite 10 - Architecture certainly possesses many principles in common with Poetry and Painting. Among those which may be reckoned as the first, is, that of affecting the imagination by means of association of ideas.
Seite 2 - In obtuse-angled triangles, if a perpendicular be drawn from either of the acute angles to the opposite side produced, the square on the side subtending the obtuse angle, is greater than the squares on the sides containing the obtuse angle, by twice the rectangle contained by the side...
Seite 2 - THE angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal to one another : and, if the equal sides be produced, the angles upon the other side of the base shall be equal.
Seite 7 - IF a straight line be drawn parallel to one of the sides of a triangle, it shall cut the other sides, or those produced, proportionally; and if the sides, or the sides produced, be cut proportionally, the straight line which joins the points of section shall be parallel to the remaining side of the triangle...
Seite 165 - That, when the access and use of light to and for any dwelling-house, workshop, or other building, shall have been actually enjoyed therewith for the full period of twenty years without interruption, the right thereto shall be deemed absolute and indefeasible...
Seite 7 - To describe an isosceles triangle, having each of the angles at the base double of the third angle.
Seite 170 - ... what principle can it be said that a person, by endeavouring to extend a right, must be held to have abandoned it ; when, so far from manifesting any such intention, he evinces his determination to retain it, and to acquire something beyond it? If under such circumstances abandonment of the right cannot be assumed, as little can it be said that it is a cause of forfeiture.
Seite 10 - ... is, that of affecting the imagination by means of association of ideas. Thus, for instance, as we have naturally a veneration for antiquity, whatever building brings to our remembrance ancient customs and manners, such as the castles of the Barons of ancient chivalry, is sure to give this delight. Hence it is that towers and battlements...

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