The Union of Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting;: Exemplified by a Series of Illustrations, with Descriptive Accounts of the House and Galleries of John Soane, Professor of Architecture in the Royal Academy ...

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author [i.e. Britton], Burton Street; sold, 1827 - Architecture, Domestic - 60 pages

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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 51 - Disquisitions upon the painted Greek Vases, and their probable connection with the shows of the Eleusinian and other mysteries, by JC,' London, 1825, 4to, plates. 6. ' An Inquiry into the Early History of Greek Sculpture, by the late JC,
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 47 - The time, nor distant far, shall come, When England's tasteful youth no more Shall wander to Italia's classic shore ; No more to foreign climes shall roam In search of models—better found at home.

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