Author: John Britton
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...By this exceedingly ingenious and novel mode, very contrary advantages may be obtained at will; and the inconvenience attending glazed doors entirely obviated. In the centre of the Court, which descends to the level of the basement story, is a kind of trophy composed of a capital of an Hindoo column and of other architectural fragments; besides which, it contains several pieces of sculpture: and on the north side, opposite the window of the Eating-room, is an elegant Grecian scroll ornament surmounted by a vase; the effect of which, as seen from the apartment just mentioned, is strictly architectural. From the Breakfast-room there are four doors of communication to the Museum, one of which, at the north-west angle, opens to a small Cabinet, with a coved sky-light, which is ornamented with a miscellaneous collection of sculpture, bronzes, bas-reliefs, &c. At the end an opening has been made in the floor, to admit a view into a part of the lower gallery, or crypt; thus we may perceive that even a space of a few feet may be so arranged as to produce a singularly striking effect. Like the Breakfast-room, this closet opens into the Museum, which we will now cursorily examine. From the multiplicity of objects with which it is stored, and from the intricacy of its plan, a stranger must view the scene with astonishment, and can hardly know where first to direct his attention. It may be considered as consisting of several portions, marked in the plan p, Q, and R. The first of these, at the west end, is a recess fitted up with bookcases, pannelled with mirrors: Q, the principal division, is loftier than the others: it is lighted by a lanthorn dome, supported on four piers and arches, the space beneath which is open to the lower gallery, as will...
Author: Russell Lynes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Eakins, Hunt, French, Morse, Trumbull, et al. and their struggle to make art respectable in 19th-century America. 211 illus.
Author: R. R. Tatlock
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Spanish Art - An Introductory Review of Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Ceramics, Woodwork, Metalwork.' by Robert Rattray Tatlock. Tatlock was an art critic and historian. He was born in Glasgow and educated at the Glasgow Academy, Glasgow School of Art and Royal Technical College where he studied art. During the First World War he served with the British Red Cross in France and Russia, and in 1917 he was attached to the British Adriatic Mission.
Author: Helene Furj N, Helene Furján
Strongly interdisciplinary in its scope, this book situates Soane’s house-museum within the broader context of early nineteenth-century British aesthetics, theories of taste, and cultural currents, viewing it as a cultural and artistic product as well as an architectural and museological one.