Arrowsmith, Henry William / The house decorator and painter's guide; containing a series of designs for decorating apartments, suited to the various styles of architecture
Plate XXXIII-XXXIV ["Arabesque style of the cinque-cento"], pp. 68-Plate XXXIV ff.
for they were evidently aware of the difficulty of introducing it with effect in domestic structures. The pointed arch, which is so beautiful in large works, and gives an extraordinary grandeur of effect, is an inconvenience not easily overcome in dwelling-houses, where security is required as well as elegance. Plate XXXIII. Is an elevation of the side of an apartment in the rich Arabesque style of the cinque-cento, This class of ornament was first painted by Raffaelle, after the revival of Roman and Greek architecture, and was the constant decora- tions of the palaces, public buildings, and villas of that period. Plate XXXIV. DETAILS. Figure 1. Is an enlarged view of half the centre ornament. Figure 2. Is the base of the pilaster. Figure 3. Is the upper part of the pilaster. AIR
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