An Encyclopædia of Architecture: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - 1089 ページ

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6 ページ - In taking two stations having the same value, the one to the north and the other to the south of...
316 ページ - The angle at the centre of a circle is double of the angle at the circumference upon the same base, that is, upon the same part of the circumference.
16 ページ - The western face, which is the least elevated, is the most interesting on account of the appearance of building it presents. Near the summit of it appears a low wall, with interruptions, built of unburnt bricks, mixed up with chopped straw or reeds, and cemented with clay-mortar of great thickness, having between every layer a layer of reeds ; and on the north side are also some vestiges of a similar construction.
375 ページ - As 360 is to the degrees in the arc of the sector, so is the area of the whole circle to the area of the sector.
17 ページ - ... in breadth, diminishing in thickness to the top, which is broken and irregular, and rent by a large fissure extending through a third of its height.
ix ページ - Vive, vale ; si quid novisti rectius istis, Candidus impertí ; si non, his utere mecum.
51 ページ - Twenty-five years, and above three millions sterling, were employed by the founder: his liberal taste invited the artists of Constantinople, the most skilful sculptors and architects of the age; and the buildings were sustained or adorned by twelve hundred columns of Spanish and African, of Greek and Italian marble. The hall of audience was...
372 ページ - PROBLEM I. To find the area of a parallelogram, whether it be a square, a rectangle, a rhombus, or a rhomboides.
199 ページ - The taste of all these stately mansions was that bastard style which intervened between Gothic and Grecian architecture; or which perhaps was the style that had been invented for the houses of the nobility, when they first ventured on the settlement of the kingdom after the termination of the quarrel between the Roses, to abandon their fortified dungeons, and consult convenience and magnificence...
216 ページ - What the back-ground is in painting, in architecture is the real ground on which the building is erected ; and no architect took greater care that his work should not appear crude and hard, that is, that it did not abruptly start out of the ground without expectation or preparation.