American Architect and Architecture Volume 13

American Architect and Architecture Volume 13

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...everywhere large openings through which the eye wanders at will. The architects have adopted the best methods of construction which would allow them to attain the effect which tliev desired. The whole structure is of iron, but all the metal-work--'-columns, vaults, ceilings, etc., --has been encased with stucco. The decoration of the auditorium is in more brilliant tones than that of thefo/er. The ornamentation of the "Indian gallery " is in harmony with that of the stage and tliefo_i/er. The conservatory is composed of a metallic frame-work independent of the lateral walls, and covered by glass slightly opalescent in tone. The walls of these two rooms are coated with glass which offers an illusion of infinite perspective. The auditorium is octagon-al--tlie proscenium arch occupying one side of the octagon--and will seat about 1,500 persons. The only boxes are a few stage-boxes, and the baiqnoires below the gallci-_v. The corridor is lighted by large lustres, the shades of which are of yellow glass, from which it results that the light corre lmYffi with the general tone of the decoration of that portion of the biulding. The "Indian gallery " and the conservatory are lighted by Sit-mens's electric-lights, these introducing a third tone in the illumination em loyed. The stage is about as deep as that of the New Opera, and is arge enough for 500 or 600 performers. A stable for fifty horses has also been introduced. The cost of this building, which was erected with the most astonishing rapidity, was only about one thousaiid francs per square uietre. NEW BOOKS. T is a very encouraging stage in the _ progress of the civilization of acountry when it is found worth while to formulate its practices in any more

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  • Paperback | 510 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 903g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906152
  • 9781236906151