The British Architect; A Journal of Architecture and the Accessory Arts Volume 23

The British Architect; A Journal of Architecture and the Accessory Arts Volume 23

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...the new windows are of course strictly in harmony with the style of the building. An estimate ran now be formed of the effect of the new wing of the college, which has been built between the president's lodgings and Kettel Hall, and which is now clear of scaffolding. The style is that mixture ot debased Gothic and Renaissance which appears to be becoming once more popular in.Oxford.--Oxford Chronicle. A New Wesleyan chapel is to be built at Brough, near Newark, from designs by Mr. T. Butler Wilson, of Leeds. AnoUT 20,000 is about to be expended in making additions to the Newcastle City Lunatic Asylum at Coxlorlge. Mr. Arthur B, Plummer, of.( Cloth Market, Ncwcastle-on-Tyne, is the architect for the work. The most interesting architectural work which has been in progress this term at Oxford is the transformation of Pembroke College Chapel, under the direction of Mr. C. E. Kemp, by whom also the chapel of the Posey House was decorated. Pembroke chapel was begun in 1728, the year in which Dr. Johnson was admitted as a member ol the College, St. Aldate's Church having been used before that time for the college services. It has no structural beauty, and is as plain a specimen of the pseudo-classical style popular in the reign of George I, as can be imagined. Instead of an expanse of blue distemper the walls and flat ceiling now present a perfect blaze ol colour, if such an expression may be used of work so generally harmonious. The windows are being fined with very rich stained glass, and the whole effect can hard I y be judged until these are completed, as the mixture ot coloured and plain light is at present somewhat unpleasing. There can, however, be no Sir William Thomson's proposition to use water power at Niagara Falls for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123673887X
  • 9781236738875