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The Union of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting: Exemplified by a Series ...
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Page 54 - I was pleased with the reply of a gentleman, who being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered, — " Shakspeare: " being asked which he esteemed next best, replied, —
Page 61 - Britton, John, The Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain; represented and illustrated in a series of views, elevations, plans, sections, and details, of various ancient English edifices, with historical and descriptive accounts of each, 5 vols., 1807-27.
Page 46 - Forsyth) the immemorial antiquity of these ruins, their astonishing preservation, their grandeur, their bold columnar elevation, at once massive and open, their severe simplicity of design — that simplicity in which art generally begins, and to which, after a thousand revolutions of ornaments, it again returns — taking all, I say, into one view, I do not hesitate to call these the most impressive monuments that I ever beheld on earth."* The cases in this Gallery contain books belonging to the...
Page 46 - Taking into view (says Forsyth, ) the immemorial antiquity of these ruins, their astonishing preservation, their grandeur, their bold columnar elevation, at once massive and open, their severe simplicity of design — that simplicity in which art generally begins, and to which, after a thousand revolution* of ornaments, it again returns — taking all, I say, into one view, I do not hesitate to call these the most impressive monuments that I ever beheld on earth.
Page 4 - On painted ceilings you devoutly stare, Where sprawl the saints of Verrio or Laguerre, On gilded clouds in fair expansion lie, And bring all paradise before your eye. To rest, the cushion and soft dean invite, Who never mentions hell to ears polite.
Page 23 - we are indebted, in an eminent degree, for the classical and appropriate style which now generally characterises our furniture and domestic utensils. Like most other innovations, his was described as whimsical and puerile by some' persons — as if it were unbecoming a man of fortune to indulge in the elegant refinements which wealth placed at his command: whilst others caricatured the system, by cramming their apartments with mythological figures and conceits, jumbled together without propriety...
Page 62 - September 1826; in which it is stated, that " the task which Browne Willis left imperfect has been undertaken by Mr. Britton, who has contributed more than any other person to the illustration of our Architectural Antiquities.
Page 62 - In this letter-press the author has endeavoured to give a condensed and connected narrative of all the principal events connected with the cathedral; has pointed out the different styles, eras, and characteristic features of the architecture of the church; and has also given a few biographical anecdotes of the different prelates. The chronological lists of bishops, kings, &c., and dates of the church, it is hoped will be found useful.