Pugin's Gothic Ornament: The Classic Sourcebook of by Augustus C. Pugin

By Augustus C. Pugin

Augustus Charles PuginPugin's Gothic decoration: The vintage Sourcebook of ornamental Motifs with a hundred PlatesЭтот, ставший классическим альбом, составлен из первоисточников, в этом его непреходящая ценность. Книга включает в себя a hundred плат готических архитектурных орнаментов, с придирчивою тщательностью воспроизведенных с редких гравюр 19-ого столетия. Многие - цветочные и лиственные орнаменты, составленные из групп, капителей, границ, скобок, бордюров, гротесков и других декоративных элементов - взяты от таких архитектурных ориентиров эпохи Готики как Новая Часовня Колледжа в Оксфорде, Руанский Собор, Винчестерский Собор, Замок Kenilworth, Дворец Eltham и могила Графа Уорика. В альбоме представлена преимущественно английская Готика, что само по себе чрезвычайно интересно, так как этот аспект культурного слоя мировой архитектуры недостаточно освещён за пределами Британии.

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Whether or not we are conscious of these forces. we are aware of them. They encourage our eyes to move in certarn directions. and they affect our emotional response to what is going on.

Again, this is due to the force of gravity: objects that are higher up give a sense of floating or flying or otherwise escaping the gravitational pull of the earth. " "top gun: "top dog:· "top-drawer. '"top-notch... " and so forth. · 54 55 The bottom half of a picture feels more threatened, heavier, sadder, or constrained; objects placed in the bottom half also feel more grounded. Think of expressions that show sadness or failure: "down in the dumps,· "feeling down, · "feeling low. · "low-down dirty dog,· "living the low life.

But notice that with all of this moving around. the invisible lines of force are ever-present. We are aware of gravity as we move up and down and across the page. At the same time, we are very aware of the center as our eyes go back and forth across it; we are aware of the jagged lines dividing th e page down the center The center can be used as the hub of the picture. where more rntense action takes place. as an empty area of calm or incompleteness. as a divider of left from right. as the area at which two equal elements join, and so forth.

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