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Essentials in architecture : an analysis of the principles & qualities to be looked for in buildings

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Digitized by the Internet Arciiive in 2008 witin funding from IVIicrosoft Corporation http://www.archive.org/details/essentialsinarcliOObelcuoft ESSENTIALS IN ARCHITECTURE r ESSENTIALS IN ARCHITECTURE JOHN BELCHER,c^.%€ 531?' iV -h LONDON MCM-VII 1301 ^550 Dakiex Press, Edinburgh.Piinted at The DEDICATED TO THE ROYAL INSTITUTE BRITISH ARCHITECTSOF IX ACKNOWLKDGMKXr OF THEIR DESIRE TO STIMULATE A POPULAR INTEREST IN ARCHITECTURE PREFACE. This l:)Ook, being- intended for all who are interested in Art, is designed on popular rather than on scien- tific or technical lines. It is believed that it will serve a useful end for the professional student by recalling to his mind those first principles and ultimate ideals which are easily and so frequently lost sight of in theso maze of practical details. But its appeal is mainly to that small but ever widening circle of the general public who have both the leisure and the desire to take an intellig-ent and critical interest in the archi- tecture of the buildings in which, or in the midst of which, they pass their lives, or which they visit from time to time in their country excursions or their ordinary travels. [o be able to recognise and distinguish the varying elements of beauty in a mansion, a church, or a cottage—not to mention our public and muni- cipal buildings ; to know zc/zy this is admirable and viii PREFACE.
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Digitized by the Internet Arciiive
in 2008 witin funding from
IVIicrosoft Corporation
http://www.archive.org/details/essentialsinarcliOObelcuoftESSENTIALS IN
ARCHITECTUREr
ESSENTIALS IN
ARCHITECTURE
JOHN BELCHER,c^.%€
531?'
iV
-h
LONDON
MCM-VII
1301^550
Dakiex Press, Edinburgh.Piinted at The