A Text-book of the History of Architecture by A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster) Hamlin

By A. D. F. (Alfred Dwight Foster) Hamlin

Variety of pages: 323The objective of this paintings has been to cartoon a few of the sessions and forms of structure with the broadest attainable strokes, and to say, with such short characterization as appeared permissible or important, crucial works of every interval or sort. severe condensation in proposing the major evidence of architectural background has been beneficial, and masses that might rightly declare position in a bigger paintings has been passed over the following.

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BOOKS RECOMMENDED: As before, Reber. Also, Babelon, Manual of Oriental Antiquities. Botta and Flandin, Monuments de Ninive. Layard, Discoveries in Nineveh; Nineveh and its Remains. Loftus, Travels and Researches in Chaldæa and Susiana. Perrot and Chipiez, History of Art in Chaldæa and Assyria. Peters, Nippur. Place, Ninive et l’Assyrie. SITUATION; HISTORIC PERIODS. The Tigro-Euphrates valley was the seat of a civilization nearly or quite as old as that of the Nile, though inferior in its monumental art.

Com CHAPTER VII. GREEK ARCHITECTURE—Continued. BOOKS RECOMMENDED: Same as for Chapter VI. Also, Bacon and Clarke, Investigations at Assos. Espouy, Fragments d’architecture antique. Harrison and Verrall, Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens. Hitorff et Zanth, Recueil des Monuments de Ségeste et Sélinonte. Magne, Le Parthénon. Koldewey and Puchstein, Die griechischen Tempel in Unteritalien und Sicilien. Waldstein, The Argive Heræum. HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT. C. , or to the revival of prosperity after the Persian wars.

Light was introduced most probably through windows immediately under the roof and divided by small columns forming mullions, as suggested by certain relief pictures. No other system seems consistent with the windowless walls of the ruins. It is possible that many rooms depended wholly on artificial light or on the scant rays coming through open doors. To this day, in the hot season the population of Mosul takes refuge from the torrid heats of summer in windowless basements lighted only by lamps.

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