Principles of Architectural Composition; An Attempt to Order and Phrase Ideas Which Have Hitherto Been Only Felt by the Instinctive Taste of Designers [By] John Beverly [!] Robinson

Principles of Architectural Composition; An Attempt to Order and Phrase Ideas Which Have Hitherto Been Only Felt by the Instinctive Taste of Designers [By] John Beverly [!] Robinson

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...is given in 169, where the effective angle of the spire, 169. Town Hall at Campiegne, France. Diagonal of tower, from main cornice to base of spire, is nearly parallel with angle of the latter. always less in a hipped construction than the elevation shows, nearly approximates the diagonal of the tower. In 170, the deficiencies of the method are seen. The successive stages of a storied tower, when proportioned by this method, are always wrong; the farther up you go, the more squat they seem. Such stories should be each a little higher than the rule would indicate, as shown in 171. The upper part of the tower of the Madison Square Garden, which well illustrates this prolongation upward of the ascending stories, is shown in 172. Yet there is no doubt that the rule approaches the truth, the quesMadison Square Garden. Each story, above the lowest, is elongat-173. Reciprocal re-ed upward beyond the arithmetical lation of masses to ratio. link. tion only is as to the rule for divergencies from it; for which we are compelled, for the present, to trust to the vague faculty called taste. The rule, moreover, as rules ought to do, works both ways, for horizontal parts in connection with vertical, as well as for horizontal and vertical parts in connection only with each other. In 173, where we have two unequal masses, connected by a low part, the 174. The same where the link is distinguished by retreat in plan. diagonals are drawn perpendicular to each other, dividing each part into similar triangles, although the middle triangles lie on their sides, instead of standing on their ends. In 174, again, we have two pavilions, joined by a central mass of equal height, which must be supposed to retreat from the plane 175. Chalet at Deauville sur Mer. Shows the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236601874
  • 9781236601872