The lives of celebrated architects, ancient and modern: with historical and critical observations on their works, and on the principles of the art, Volumen1


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Página 367 - Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Buildings, Public and Private, executed in various parts of England, &c. including the Plans and Details of the New Custom-House, London, with Descriptions.
Página 88 - Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be, In every work regard the writer's end, Since none can compass more than they intend; And if the means be just, the conduct true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due.
Página 366 - Purposes, with Rules for hanging them -, for the Construction of Floors, Partitions, Soffits, Groins, Arches for Masonry : for constructing Roofs in the best Manner from a given Quantity of Timber ; for placing of...
Página 92 - Nero's statue, 120 feet high, stood in a court ornamented with porticoes of three files of lofty columns, each file a mile long; the gardens were of vast extent, with vineyards, meadows and woods, filled with every sort of domestic and wild animals; a pond was converted into a sea surrounded by a sufficient number of edifices to form a city; pearls, gems and the most precious materials were used everywhere, and especially...
Página 360 - Naval Architecture; or the Rudiments and Rules of Ship Building, Exemplified in a Series of Draughts and Plans; with Observations tending to the further improvement of that important art.
Página 362 - ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF CARPENTRY: A Treatise on the Pressure and Equilibrium of Beams and Timber Frames, the Resistance of Timbers, and the Construction of Floors, Roofs, Centres, Bridges, &c.
Página 369 - ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS after the Manner of the ANTIQUE. Composed for the Use of Architects, Ornamental Painters, Statuaries, Carvers, Carpet, Silk, and Printed Calico Manufacturers, and every Trade dependent on the Fine Arts.
Página 368 - SKETCHES in ARCHITECTURE, consisting of Original Designs for Cottages and Rural Dwellings, suitable to Persons of moderate Fortune, and for convenient Retirement : with Plans and appropriate Scenery to each : also some general Observations. By TDW DEARS, Architect to his Royal Highness the Duke- of Clarence.
Página 369 - BOOKS OF ORNAMENTS, &c. A COLLECTION of ANTIQUE VASES, Altars, Pateras, Tripods, Candelabra, Sarcophagi, &c.; from various Museums and Collections, engraved in Outline on 170 Plates. By H. MOSES. With Historical Essays.

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