The British and Foreign Review; Or, European Quarterly Journal Volume . 13

The British and Foreign Review; Or, European Quarterly Journal Volume . 13

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...raised on steps is supported by thirty-six columns, twelve in width and three in depth, the two external and central rows disposed in pairs. According to M. Passavant--"It is a beautiful plan, simple in its disposition, grand in its effect. The cupola, it is true, would still have been thrown to a considerable distance behind the facade; but as the portico would have been lower, the general effect would have been much less impaired than in the present building. On the whole, judging from this plan and the general character of Ra phael's style, we may be well assured that his design, had it been carried into execution, would have possessed far more richness, and yet, on the whole, more repose, would have been more beautiful in its details, and more nearly allied to the antique than the present larger and heavier structure, which in its individual parts is remarkable for anything rather than the purity of its style." M. Passavant is quite justified in boasting that his list of original drawings, imperfect as it still must be, has far better pretensions to completeness than any that has yet appeared. It has, we may add, a much better title to our confidence, as with but few exceptions it contains only such as have been examined and accredited by his own well-practised eye. No less than 576 are here arranged according to the countries and collections which have had the good taste or good fortune to acquire them. Of these 171 are in Italy, principally in the collections of Venice (102) and Florence (43); 112 in Germany (exclusive of the Esterhazy collection), principally in the cabinet of the Archduke Charles at Vienna (75); 189 were in England, 12 only in the British Museum, 20 in the Royal collection. The Lawrence collection, once the...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578716
  • 9781236578716