Lectures on Architecture: Consisting of Rules Founded Upon Harmonick and Arithmetical Proportions in Building

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J. Brindley, 1734 - Architecture - 226 pages

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Page 21 - The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always list'ning to himself appears.
Page 81 - I would call Proportion. The joint Union and Concordance of the Parts, in an exact Symmetry, forms the whole a compleat Harmony, which admits of no Medium.
Page 94 - Double Cube — the Duplicates of 3, 2 and i — of 4, 3, and 2 — of 5, 4, and 3 — and of 6, 4, and 3, produce all the Harmonick Proportions of Rooms.82 We know that Pope was familiar with this kind of doctrine in its cosmological form.
Page 67 - I think, our modern Way of planning Gardens is far preferable to what was us'd 20 Years ago, where, in large Parterres, you might see Men, Birds, and Dogs, cut in Trees...
Page 21 - One fcience only will one genius fit; So vaft is art, fo narrow human wit: Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft' in thofe confin'd to fingle parts.
Page 169 - In detail he describes a summer-house congenial to meditation where "in the cooler hours of reflection a man might retire to contemplate the important themes of human life"; with unnecessary generosity he gives us platitudinous examples of the "noble and felicitous ideas" which might occupy the mind of an architect, a geographer, or an astronomer under such circumstances.
Page 94 - We know that Pope was familiar with this kind of doctrine in its cosmological form. It was in fact a commonplace of the age : From Harmony, from heav'nly Harmony This universal Frame began : From Harmony to Harmony Thro...
Page 107 - ... the square root of which sum is 62 feet. If the height of the storey is 12 feet, as before mentioned, divide that 62 feet into three windows ; each window will contain 20 feet 8 inches of superficial light, and those will be found to be 3 feet 2J inches broad, and 6 feet 5 inches high, which are windows of two diameters.
Page 97 - To find the height of the opening of the chimney from any given magnitude of a room, add the length and height of the room together, and extract the square root of that sum, and half that root will be the height of the chimney.
Page 138 - Out-line is to be first form'd ... it is from thence the internal parts, as well as the ornamenting and disposing the proper Voids, and Decoration of the Front, are to be regulated.

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