Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages

Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages

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"[...]predilection and education for the task, the shortness of my time, and the fact that, as it appears to me, their works have already received as much both in the way of illustration and of description as they deserve. I should wish also, I must confess, in all my studies of foreign architecture, to confine myself to those buildings in which there appear to me to be the germs at least of an art true and beautiful in itself, and of service to us in our attempts to improve our own work. It does not appear to me that the works of the Italian Renaissance architects really contain this. I see no reason whatever for doubting that if we wish for a purer school of art we must either entirely forget their works, or remember them so far only as to take warning by their faults and failures. I see no reason for allowing that they have succeeded in carrying out true principles, either of construction or ornamentation, to any greater extent[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 16.26mm | 494.41g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507547617
  • 9781507547618