Raja Yoga Messenger; An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to the Higher Education of Youth Volume 11-12

Raja Yoga Messenger; An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to the Higher Education of Youth Volume 11-12

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...or riding, suits is seen to better advantage in Plate 1. Turning our attention to the Commerce and Industries Building before us in Plate 5, we see a structure combining features of Moorish, Spanish Renaissance, Plateresque, and Churrigueresque styles. For instance, the red-tiled roof and widely projecting, richly decorated cornice, supported by stone consoles representing kneeling women who bear the weight on their backs, lends a distinctly Moorish touch to the building. The decoration of the paneling on the under side of this cornice between the consoles, as well as the sculpturing of the spaces between these, corresponding to the metopes of a Grecian order, is elaborate--such work as might be seen on many palaces at Saragossa, Spain. The arabesque pierced cresting along the edge of the roof between this cornice and the tower is similar to that on the roof of the Casa de Monterey at Salamanca, Spain (Spanish Renaissance, 15th century). The elaborate decoration on the tower is Churrigueresque in feeling. The crinkly lines that run up and down the pilasters between the windows over the entrances and at the corners of this building, are like those that figure in the decoration of the facade of the house of the Countess of San Mateo de Valparaiso in Mexico City (Plateresque, 18th century). The archways, windows and balconies on the fagades of the two entrances are almost identical copies of those that might be seen on one of the old senorial mansions of Queretaro in Mexico (18th century). These archways also resemble those of the arcades in the court of the Federal Palace in the same city, except that the spandrels in this case are not decorated with foliage scroll-work. And yet, despite this jumbling of many styles in one building, it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745426
  • 9781236745422