Art Out-of-doors: Hints on Good Taste in Gardening

C. Scribner's Sons, 1925 - Broj stranica: 483

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Stranica 308 - Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. The best of beauty is a finer charm than skill in surfaces, in outlines, or rules of art can ever teach, namely a radiation from the work of art, of human...
Stranica iii - 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...
Stranica 124 - May, or beginning of June, because, before that time, my greenhouse will not be ready to receive us, and it is the only pleasant room belonging to us. When the plants .go out, we go in. I line it with mats, and spread the floor with mats : and there you shall sit, with a bed of mignonette at your side, and a hedge of honeysuckles, roses, and jasmine; and I will make you a bouquet of myrtle every day.
Stranica 326 - ... errands are noble and adequate, a steamboat bridging the Atlantic between Old and New England, and arriving at its ports with the punctuality of a planet, is a step of man into harmony with nature. The boat at St.
Stranica 352 - For if delight may provoke mens labour, what greater delight is there than to behold the earth apparelled with plants, as with a robe of imbroidered worke, set with orient pearles, and garnished with great diversitie of rare and costlie jewels? If this varietie and perfection of colours may affect the eie, it is such in herbes and flowers, that no Apelles, no Zeuxis ever could by any art expresse...
Stranica 418 - ... communicated to the New York Public Library, where it is nothing but a nuisance, since it both increases the amount of noise and diminishes the amount of space for reading rooms that are already overcrowded. Here, indeed, is the capital defect of an established and formalized mode: it tends to make the architect think of a new problem in terms of an old solution for a different problem.
Stranica 480 - The Silva of North America. A description of the Trees which grow naturally in North America, exclusive of Mexico.
Stranica 27 - If now we ask when and where we need the fine art of landscape gardening, must not the answer be, whenever and wherever we touch the surface of the ground and the plants it bears with the wish to produce an organized result that shall please the eye?
Stranica 112 - ... artist has given due respect and reverence to nature, that is not all that remains for him to do. It is only a right beginning. He has not the artificial features — walks, drives, fences, etc., to blend and harmonize in his landscape. The walks and drives should be as few as convenience will permit ; "they should neither be so straight as to lack beauty, nor so meandering as to lack good sense.
Stranica 376 - Ephesus an ancient law was made by the ancestors of the inhabitants, hard indeed in its nature, but nevertheless equitable. When an architect was entrusted with the execution of a public work, an estimate thereof being lodged in the hands of a magistrate, his property was held, as security, until the work was finished. If, when finished, the expense did not exceed the estimate, he was complimented with decrees and honours.

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