Originally published in 1848, according to the author, ‘every person has an individual interest in Architecture as a useful art, and all who cultivate a taste of the Fine Arts must give it a high place among them.’ The chapters include examinations of many types of architecture such as Egyptian, Persian and Chinese, as well as considering the principles of architectre, the qualifications for an architect and the conteporary state of the art in America.
1. Origins and Progress of Architecture. 2. Egyptian Architecture. 3. Hindoo Architecture. 4. Persian Architecture. 5. Jewish Architecture. 6. Chinese Architecture. 7. Aboriginal or American Architecture. 8. Cyclopean and Etruscan Architecture. 9. Grecian Architecture. 10. Roman Architecture. 11. Architecture of the Middle Ages. 12. The Romanesque of Lombardic, the Saxon and Norman. 13. Gothic or Pointed Architecture. 14. Domestic Architecture of the Middle Ages. 15. Revival Grecian and Roman Architecture in the Fifteenth Century. 16. Present State of Architecture in Europe. 17. Principles of Architecture. 18. Qualifications for an Architect. 19. History of Architecture in the United States. 20. Causes which Retarded the Progress of the Art in the United states. 21. Materials for Building in the United States. 22. Materials for Building in the United States. 23. Present State of the Art in America. 24. Use of the Grecian Orders and Gothic Style in Public Buildings. 25. Use of the Grecian Orders, Gothic and Elizabethan Styles, in Domestic Architecture. 26. A Random Chapter on Walls, Chimneys, Windows etc. 27. Arrangements of a City, and Beautifying of Towns and Villages. 28. Cemeteries.
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