Ornamental drawing, and architectural design

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Página 90 - ... a confusion of delight, amidst which the breasts of the Greek horses are seen blazing in their breadth of golden strength, and the St Mark's lion, lifted on a blue field covered with stars, until at last, as if in ecstasy, the crests of the arches break into a marble foam, and toss themselves far into the blue sky in flashes and wreaths of sculptured spray, as if the breakers on the Lido shore had been frostbound before they fell, and the sea-nymphs had inlaid them with coral and amethyst.
Página 95 - Undefined in its slope of roof, height of shaft, breadth of arch, or disposition of ground plan, it can shrink into a turret, expand into a hall, coil into a staircase, or spring into a spire, with undegraded grace and unexhausted energy...
Página 61 - ... with soft sculpture the jasper pillars, that are to reflect a ceaseless sunshine, and rise into a cloudless sky : but not with less reverence let us stand by him, when, with rough strength and hurried stroke, he smites an uncouth animation out of the rocks which he has torn from among the moss of the moorland, and heaves into the darkened air the pile of iron buttress and rugged wall, instinct with work of an imagination as wild and wayward as the northern sea ; creations of ungainly shape and...
Página 61 - Let us watch him with reverence as he sets side by side the burning gems, and smooths with soft sculpture the jasper pillars, that are to reflect a ceaseless sunshine, and rise into a cloudless sky : but not with less reverence let us stand by him, when, with rough strength and hurried stroke, he smites an uncouth animation out of the rocks which he has torn from among the moss of the moorland, and heaves into the darkened air the pile of iron buttress and rugged wall, instinct with work of an imagination...
Página 128 - Ready, demy 8vo, cloth, 2$., 144 pp. Steam Engine (The): Its History and Mechanism. Being Descriptions and Illustrations of the Stationary, Locomotive, and Marine Engine. By ROBERT SCOTT BURN.
Página 125 - A. GOODRICH, DD, Professor in Yale College. To which are added, *' Walker's Key " to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scriptural Proper Names ; a Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names ; Phrases and Quotations from the Ancient and Modern Languages ; Abbreviations used in Writing, Printing, &c.
Página 128 - Illustrated) Reader. Containing Two Hundred Lessons on General Subjects, suited to the capacity of Young Learners, with Explanatory Introduction and Questions for Examination, on the plan of Noah Webster, the Lexicographer. Embellished with numerous first-rate Engravings from Designs by eminent English and Foreign Artists.
Página 125 - to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scriptural Proper Names ; a Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names ; Phrases and Quotations from the Ancient and Modern Languages ; Abbreviations used in Writing, Printing, &c. *»* This comprehensive Work is beautifully printed on good paper, in a clear and distinct type, in double columns, and has had the benefit of Revision to the Present Time.
Página 129 - Drawing Book (The Illustrated). Comprising a Complete Introduction to Drawing and Perspective ; with Instructions for Etching on Copper or Steel, &c. &c. By ROBERT SCOTT BURN. Illustrated with above 300 Subjects for Study in every branch of Art. Demy 8vo, cloth, *t.

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