Brazil. the Argentine, Chile. Iguassu Falls

Brazil. the Argentine, Chile. Iguassu Falls

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... not yet created any nobler architectural forms than those evolved by the men of that little state of which Athens was the capital and Art, the idol and the ideal. Later fashions in architectural design grow old-fashioned or become grotesque with the passing of a score of years or even a decade, but the centuries roll past the Parthenon, the temples of the Greater Greece in Sicily, and all the other structures inspired by the Greek.ideal--and yet these structures stand forth more perfect in their perfection with the added polish of each passing year. They have not lost one jot in dignity or beauty or nobility of line; they bear the wear and tear of changing years and changing tastes and altering fashions, and rise superior in purity of line, impressiveness of mass, dignity of detail, to all that man has built and torn down and built again since they were first conceived, completed, and given to a grateful world to be held sacred among the most precious, most enduring, most uplifting, and most blessed gifts ever given to man by the genius of art-inspired men. From the colonnade of the Cathedral we may look out upon the famous Plaza de Mayo which lies at the lower end of the great central thoroughfare that also 1 bears the name of Mayo--or " May." May is a month almost sacred to the Argentines. The twenty-fifth of May is the Argentine Fourth of July. Hence the frequent use of the name of that fair and famous month in the street plans of so many cities of the Republic. In Buenos Aires, in addition to the Avenida de Mayo and the Plaza de Mayo, there is the Calle Veinte Cinco de Mayo. In the plaza stands the Obelisk bearing the honored date INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT and commemorating the deliverance of the one-time colony from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819705
  • 9781236819703