The Architect Volume 6

The Architect Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...does not seem quite in its proper place. The best thing in the erection is the open timber roof over the Hall; this is very well and boldly treated. Many other parts are elegant and even tasteful, but a lack of constructive ability is apparent throughout. Why have hinge fronts, unconnected with hinges, &c.? Amongst the many other buildings in Hull, the one which is really the best piece of Elizabethan about the neighbourhood shall be the final one for notice. This Ramble has extended to such length, owing to the number of erections that have sprung up, that detailed criticism of those left unheeded cannot be thought of, and cursory notice being so eminentlyunsatisfactory and often leading to inaccuracies, we will rather present odd buildings in detail, than blocks in general. The Sailors' Orphan Home, on tho Spring Bank, is not only a noble charity, but also a noble home. It has been lately erected from a very good design, of red brick, with stone-dressings. The central entrance is approached through a carefully laid-out and terraced garden strip, which extends along tho whole front, and has a bold flight of steps and good doorway. The details of tho work, windows, &c, are well worked out, and a handsome dwarf wall and railing faces tho road. The style of modern Elizabethan is so domestic, quiet, and well suited to its purpose, that this building is admirable for its fitness alone, without taking artistic taste into consideration; which last is, however, amply complied with. The other orphan home, in Park Street, is a plain Classic building, very good, and with a beautiful sculpture by Keyworth, in the pediment. Th"o Church Institute iu Albion Street is a vory fair specimen of Classic architecture, especially considering its small...show more

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  • Paperback | 682 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,197g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644255
  • 9781236644251