Great American Architects Series Volume 5-7

Great American Architects Series Volume 5-7

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...revival was the fact that Romanesque had never been finished, that it had been interrupted, and balked, by the irrup--tion of pointed Gothic, of its true development along its owm lines. And the reader who has gone along with me thus far, and has followed also the illustrations, will have seen for himself that MrHaight does not take any interest in any style of architecture that is. not finished; that he has no fancy at all for pioneering; and that hisdelight is to adapt old things to new conditions, "to shine with newgracefulness through old forms." To develop historical Romanesque beyond the point it historically reached, seeing how much' more available it was for modern uses than its succeeding pointerf Gothic, was work for ambitious architects, but for not for this architect. After that very first essay, in the earliest of his buildings forColumbia he had distinctly, in his work, waived any ambition to advance the art of architecture, had distinctly declared, through thesame medium, that historical architecture was both good enough and big enough for him. Quite conceivably he might have given someclient who cared for that sort of thing, in some surroundings that; would have suited that sort of thing, a bit of "Norman" that wasnot too rude and crude. in the way either of a country church or off a country house. But in a Romanesque revival it was out of the: question that he should have had any real belief; and that nevertheless to this revival he should have been induced to contribute is one of the strongest proofs of the sway that Richardson's work. in those..years, exercised over his profession. It is true that the contributionswere not very extensive nor very important. If the contributor had more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759370
  • 9781236759375