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Lectures on Painting and Design (Volume 2); Fuzeli. Wilkie. Effect of the Societies on Taste. a Competent Tribunal. on Fresco. Elgin Marbles. Beauty (Paperback) Loot Price: R403
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Lectures on Painting and Design (Volume 2); Fuzeli. Wilkie. Effect of the Societies on Taste. a Competent Tribunal. on Fresco....
Lectures on Painting and Design (Volume 2); Fuzeli. Wilkie. Effect of the Societies on Taste. a Competent Tribunal. on Fresco....

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Lectures on Painting and Design (Volume 2); Fuzeli. Wilkie. Effect of the Societies on Taste. a Competent Tribunal. on Fresco. Elgin Marbles. Beauty (Paperback)

Benjamin Robert Haydon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846. Excerpt: ... him, --he who had built the Court House at Chester on the model of the beautiful Propylaeum of the Acropolis, and that he, Lord Elgin, immediately consulted Harrison how it was possible he could render his visit to Constantinople available to the improvement of architecture and sculpture, with reference to what remained at Athens. Harrison, who was a man of the purest taste and greatest simplicity of mind, told Lord Elgin that he could greatly serve architectural knowledge if he could get leave to procure casts from the Ionic columns at the end or angle of the pediments, in order to show us how the Greeks turned the volute round at that point. Harrison confirmed this to me after, at Chester, 1821; and he also added, the greatest good would accrue to the science by such casts, or by casts from any other order, or any other part of pure Greek building, which he might meet or admire; for, notwithstanding the beauty of Stewart's engravings, still there was something in a real projection of architecture, which, under the varieties of light and shadow, far exceeded in utility any drawing which could be produced by the greatest draughtsman. Harrison added: sculpture, too, would be greatly benefitted and advanced by casts from any fine work remaining. Lord Elgin, thus advised by a man of so pure a mind and eminent a genius as Harrison, came up to London, and laid a plan (before embarking for Turkey) before Dundas, Lord Grenville, and Mr. Pitt; but all these replied, that with all their love for the arts (" an ounce of Civet, good apothecary ") they could not feel justified in advancing the public money for such objects But had Mr. Pitt, or Lord Grenville, heard lectures at Oxford, they would have felt they might have advanced public money, and very often did, for...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Benjamin Robert Haydon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-15864-9
Barcode: 9781154158649
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-15864-0

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