An Historical Inquiry Into the True Principles of Beauty in Art: More Especially with Reference to Architecture

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849 - Aesthetics - 537 pages

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Page 99 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross...
Page xiv - Art, though old and decrepit, still follows the same path that led it towards perfection in the days of its youth and vigour, and, though it may be effete, it is not insane. In the East, men still use their reason in speaking of art, and their common sense in carrying their views into effect. They do not, as in modern Europe, adopt strange hallucinations that can only lead to brilliant failures ; and, in consequence, though we may feel inclined to despise results, they are perfection itself compared...
Page 533 - And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
Page 320 - Opus id (sepulchrum) ut esset inter septem miracula, ii maxime artifices fecere. — Patet ab austro et septentrione sexagenos ternos pedes, brevius a frontibus, toto circuitu pedes quadringentos undecim : attollitur in altitudinem viginti quinqué cubitis : cingitur columnis triginta sex.
Page 441 - That the problem of gathering these price quotations is no simple task, but indeed one of the most difficult, as well as one of the most important...
Page 458 - Clusio • in quo loco monumentimi reliquit lapide quadrato : singula latera pedum lata tricenum , alta quinquagenum : inque basi quadrata intus labyrinthum inextricabilem : quo si quis improperet sine glomere lini, exitum invenire nequeat. Supra id quadratum pyramides...
Page 98 - God under bread and wine: for the commandment forbids to adore, not only " any graven image, but the likeness of any thing in heaven above or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth...
Page i - Woodcuts, £S. 5s. boards. FERGUSSON.-AN HISTORICAL INQUIRY INTO THE TRUE PRINCIPLES of BEAUTY in ART, more especially with reference to ARCHITECTURE. By JAMES FEROUSSON, Esq.; Author of " An Essay on the Ancient Topography of Jerusalem," " Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan,
Page 220 - I have never been able to make up my mind as to the respective merits of " Les Cloches de Corneville " and " Madame Favart," which was running at the Strand.
Page 96 - Architecture than any in our language.' 2 FERGUSON, in his Historical Inquiry into the Principles of Beauty in Art (London 1849), has stated the general proposition, 'All that is beautiful or high in art, is merely an elaboration and refinement of what is fundamentally a useful and a necessary art

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