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الصفحة 152 - All Nature is but art, unknown to thee All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
الصفحة 219 - ... have designed or executed a building of high merit, or produced a work tending to promote or facilitate the knowledge of architecture, or the various branches of science connected therewith.
الصفحة 74 - ... leprous-white as the skin of Gehazi. But here, and indeed generally throughout Midian, the furious torrents, uncontrolled during long ages by the hand of man, have swept large gaps in the masses of homestead and public buildings. Again the ruins of this section are distributable into two kinds — the City of the Living, and the City of the Dead. The former, of considerable extent, hugs the watercourse, and crowns all the natural spurs that buttress the bed. Beginning from the north lie two blocks...
الصفحة 202 - ... surveyor from the builder, and making him the agent and adviser of the employer in the matter of quantities, &c. Would this be a system advantageous and desirable for general adoption ? " 4. A suggestion that the bills of quantities should form part of the contract was well received : architects in leading practice mentioned that they had for many years adopted such a course, and found it to work well, and to be equitable to both employer and builder. Are there any valid objections to the introduction...
الصفحة 57 - This is the law of the house ; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
الصفحة 116 - ... thickness of the hypotrachelion at the top of the shaft. " And if it is still higher, the same proportional method is observed ; for as a greater height causes them to appear more diminished, they are therefore to be corrected by an addition of thickness ; beauty being the province of the eye, which, if not satisfied by the due proportion and augmentation of the members, correcting apparent deficiencies with proper additions, the aspect will appear coarse and displeasing.
الصفحة 202 - ... years adopted such a course, and found it to work well, and to be equitable to both employer and builder. Are there any valid objections to the introduction of such a system ; the dimensions on which the bills are founded being, in such a case, placed in the hands of both architect and builder? "5. It appears to be not unusual for some architects, especially in the provinces, to furnish the bills of quantities for works to be carried out under their own superintendence. However convenient this...
الصفحة 152 - ... been scattered amongst a population breathing a purer moral atmosphere, thereby affording facilities to the police for bringing the vicious to justice more easily and certainly than when the whole formed a concentrated and combined colony of ruffianism.
الصفحة 120 - In placing the capitals upon the shafts of the columns, they are not to be arranged so that the abaci may be in the same horizontal level, but must follow the direction of the upper members of the epistylium ; which -will deviate from the straight line drawn from the extreme points, in proportion to the addition given in the centre of the stylobate.
الصفحة 204 - The more general adoption of quantities, the extension to country work of the system of measurement usual in London, the gradual modification of local terms and usages, and, not least, the discussions consequent on such meetings as the Conference, will all tend towards uniformity of practice; and as builders become more familiar with the London system of measurement, and the public better acquainted with the nature and bearings of the questions, as to the employment of Surveyors, and both recognize,...

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