American Architect and Architecture Volume 69-70

American Architect and Architecture Volume 69-70

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...considerably more uniform in;iX(!J8 encel,1_as" W011; il naturally happen from thelgreater uniformity o tip teac 1115. k this leads us to hope that, if the time ever comes w an we can eep our men as long as the aleliers keep theirs--or, which comes to the same thing, can begin our work with students alrizady advanced--_it may equal also the more advanced work of the'Lcole. Meanwhile, the best thing our men can do, if they want to carry their schooling farther, is to go to Paris; and that they do in large numbers, making for themselves there an excellent name. _ But it is in the internal administration of the school that there is the greatest departure from the Paris traditions. For the last_hundred years, at least---that is to say, ever since Napoleon proclaimed the carriers ouverle aux talents--the system of competition for place has pervaded French institutions. The Ecole des 'Bea_ux-Arts is an admirable and eflicient organism of tests and examinations, mentions, medals and all sorts of honors, calculated to stimulate its students to their utmost endeavor and to add the spur of emulation and personal distinction. For all this machinery the promise of Government support to the man who wins in the race furnishes the motive power. The whole is so complete in every art, so smooth and effective in its workings, and the result so sure, t at one is disposed to think that like effects can be produced only by like causes, and that the best anyone could do would be to profit by so brilliant an example and follow it point by point. But in this country such a course 1s_impossible. The mainspring of Government patronage is wanting; and, though one might fancy that, even so, the forces of rivalry and ersonal ambition would suffice to...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933389
  • 9781236933386