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Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park Volume 1 download torrent

Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park Volume 1 download torrent

Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park Volume 1 by Samuel Phillips
Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park Volume 1
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Author: Samuel Phillips
Page Count: 86 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781231539941
File Name: guide.to.the.crystal.palace.and.park.volume.1.pdf
Download Link: guide to the crystal palace and park volume 1
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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. 1854 Excerpt: ...of the Roman sculptors, or of Greeks settled at Rome, placed before the walls of the Roman Court. Amongst the Greek statues we select the group of Silenus and a youthful Bacchus (306), excellently treated and full of life; 'seated statues of Demosthenes the philosopher (303); and of Posidonius (307), on each side of the first entrance to the Court; a Bacchus and Faun (305); the fine group of the Wrestlers, from Florence (304), the well-known Drunken Faun (295), from the Museum at Naples; and the Apollo Sauroctonus (298), from the Vatican. Nor must we omit the excellent seated statues (271, 290). In front of the Roman Court will be first noticed Meleager and his dog (289); the fine Mercury from the Vatican (287), and the same subject (288) from Naples. Before the first entrance to the court are placed the seated statues of Trajan and Agrippina. The Mercury disguised as a shepherd (285), and the Adonis (282), f are characteristic specimens of the ordinary Roman style. Passing the facade of the Alhambra Court, we arrive at the Fountains, which at this end of the Nave correspond to those of the south end, in position, and with respect to the aquatic plants which live in the water of the long basin. The two fountains here are designed by Monti the sculptor. The figures of Syrens, supporting the large shells, typify by their colour four races of men: the Caucasian, white; the Nubian, black; the North American Indian, red; and the Australian, olive. The smaller figures above these bear fruit indigenous to various soils. The design of the Fountains is most appropriate, and the entire composition very artistic. The bronze colour of these statues and of many others, in the building, is produced by means of the electrotype process with signal success. Traversing the Av...

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