Metropolitan Improvements, Or London in the 19th Century

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Jones & Company, 1833 - 172 стор.

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Сторінка 75 - Commons, and the building formerly occupied by the heralds : — all the adjacent churches, among which are many of the best of Sir Christopher Wren's, and other public buildings, the Southwark Bridge, the New London Bridge and Bankside, from St. Saviour's Church, along the line of warehouses and manufactories to the southern foot of Blackfriars' Bridge. The mid-distance of this view includes a considerable part of the Borough of Southwark, with the line of Blackfriars' Road, the Greenwich Road,...
Сторінка 33 - The study of this department of our art, convenience, particularly in domestic architecture, is one of the most useful, and at the same time, one of the most difficult parts of an architect's profession.
Сторінка 78 - Rome, is turning from one subject to another, during which operation we cannot enter), is a display of architectural and landscape scenery, painted in solid, and in transparency, arranged and lighted in a peculiar mode, so as to exhibit changes of light and shade, and a variety of natural phenomena in a really wonderful manner.
Сторінка 116 - ... heads &c. for roses ; of trophies, cornucopias, lilies, sphinxes, or even men, women and children for volutes ; the introduction of feathers, lyres, flowerde-luces, or coronets for leaves ; are more alterations than improvements ; and the suspension of flowers, or collars of knighthood, over the other enrichments of a capital, like lace on embroidery, rather tends to complicate and confuse the form, than to augment its grace, or contribute to its excellence.
Сторінка 33 - I have just time to finish the diplomatic-architecto-critic's opinion of the three arts ; " between whom," continues he, " before I proceed any farther, I will venture to determine an ancient quarrel about their precedency, with this distinction ; that in the garnishing of fabrics, sculpture no doubt must have the pre-eminence, as being indeed of nearer affinity to architecture itself, and consequently, the more natural and suitable ornament. But, on the other side, to consider these two arts, as...
Сторінка 33 - Every man's proper mansion house and home, being the theatre of his hospitality, the seat of self-fruition, the comfortablest part of his own life, the noblest of his son's inheritance, a kind of private princedom; nay, to the possessors thereof, an epitome of the whole world, may well deserve by these attributes according to the degree of the master, to be decently and delightfully adorned.
Сторінка 49 - ... them, with beaming eyes and rejoicing hearts. How beautiful that group of detached buildings, north of Hanover Terrace, composes from the situation in which we now are. The first on our left is Albany Cottage, the picturesque residence of Thomas Raikes, Esq. As a specimen of the English cottage ornée, it is scarcely to be surpassed, even in this region of architectural and picturesque beauty.
Сторінка 18 - ... attention, than, that no defects in the constructive and substantial parts shall make their appearance while the houses are on sale ; and, it is to be feared that for want of these essentials which constitute the strength and permanency of houses, a very few years will exhibit cracked walls, swagged floors, bulged fronts, crooked roofs, leaky gutters, inadequate drains and other ills of an originally bad constitution...
Сторінка 14 - During the stoppage of the buildings in Cavendish Square, a new chapel and market-place were projected, not only as an inducement for the builders to proceed, but also for the inhabitants of the square and new street. The designs were made by James Gibbs, the architect of the beautiful church of St. Martin in the fields. They were both completed in 1724, but the market-place was not opened for business till 1732, in consequence of the opposition of Lord Craven, who feared that it would abridge the...
Сторінка 129 - ... much from the preceding elevation, was erected in its stead by Mr. Smirke. The south or river front is four hundred and eighty-eight feet in length, and the east and west fronts, or depth of the building, are each one hundred and seven feet. These three fronts are faced with Portland stone, and the north front, which is next Thames Street, is faced with brick and has ornamental stone dressings. The first stone of the new building was laid on the 25th of October, 1813, with the usual ceremonies,...

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