The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Wiley & Halsted, 1857 - 186 Seiten

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Seite 63 - And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth : and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Seite 4 - A servant with this clause makes drudgery divine; who sweeps a room, as for thy laws, makes that and the action fine.
Seite 11 - And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price : neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing.
Seite 167 - ... the architecture of a nation is great only when it is as universal and as established as its language ; and when provincial differences of style are nothing more than so many dialects. Other necessities are matters. of doubt: nations have been alike successful in their architecture in times of poverty and of wealth ; -in times of war and of peace ; in times of barbarism and of refinement...
Seite 185 - Yea, every thing that is and will be free! Bear witness for me, wheresoe'er ye be, With what deep worship I have still adored The spirit of divinest Liberty.
Seite 185 - Ye Ocean- Waves ! that, wheresoe'er ye roll, Yield homage only to eternal laws ! Ye Woods ! that listen to the night-birds singing, Midway the smooth and perilous slope reclined, Save when your own imperious branches swinging, Have made a solemn music of the wind ! Where, like a man beloved of God, Through...
Seite 155 - ... and times, and the decline and birth of dynasties, and the changing of the face of the earth, and of the limits of the sea, maintains its sculptured shapeliness for a time insuperable, connects forgotten and following ages with each other, and half constitutes the identity, as it concentrates the sympathy, of nations ; it is in that golden stain of time, that we are to look for the real light, and color, and preciousness of architecture...
Seite 33 - ... one altogether, the other in great part, on the necessities consequent on the employment of those materials ; and that the entire or principal employment of metallic framework would, therefore, be generally felt as a departure from the first principles of the art Abstractedly there appears no reason why iron should not be used as well as wood ; and the time is probably near when a new system of architectural laws will be developed, adapted entirely to metallic construction.
Seite 145 - There is dreaming enough, and earthiness enough, and sensuality enough in human existence without our turning the few glowing moments of it into mechanism ; and since our life must at the best be but a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away...
Seite 155 - For, indee^ the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, or in its gold. ^ Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of >. ~~[ stern watching, of mysterious sympathy, nay, even of approval or condemnation, which we feel in walls that have long been washed by the passing waves of humanity.

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