Handbook of the New Public Library in Boston

Handbook of the New Public Library in Boston

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the divine source to the mind of man. Other decorations of the alcove are sea-horses and comic masks. Mr. Garnsey's decoration, like that of Mr. Smith in the opposite lobby, is painted directly upon the plaster of the wall. The other mural decorations in the Library are on canvas attached by pasting. The Delivery Room, in which books are applied for, given out, and returned, may be called, on account of the richness and luxury of its ornamentation, the most sumptuous room in the Library. The ceiling is heavily raftered and painted in the deepest tones of blue and purple; the doorways and mantel are heavy and elaborate, and are constructed of richly colored marbles; the high wainscot is of light-colored oak, in The Delivery Room. strong contrast with these and with the ceiling; and above it, along the JJj. sides of the room, are the glowing colors of the paintings in Mr. Edwin Room. A. Abbey's series of decorations illustrating the Quest of the Holy Grail. The room is sixty-four feet long by thirty-three wide. The floor is tiled with Istrian and red Verona marble. The light comes from windows looking out upon Blagden Street and from a glass door leading to the roof of the arcade of the Interior Court. The marble doorways are three in number. Two lead into Bates Hall and the third is the entrance from the Staircase Corridor. All are of the same pattern and of the same materials--rouge antique, a deep, blood-red marble without veining, and a beautifully variegated red and green Levanto, a finer grade of the same material which is used to close the window spaces of the exterior arcade. Corinthian columns of Levanto, with bases and capitals of rouge antique, support rouge antique and Levanto entablatures very similar in design to those in Bates Hall, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613511
  • 9781236613516