Discourses on architecture

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5H .^:^ij'n*.:;K:i^î' .^.^'ji'^'r^- Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2009 witii funding from University of Ottawa http://www.arcliive.org/details/discoursesonarcliOOvioluoft . DISCOURSES ARCHITECTURE. BY EMMANUEL VIOLLET-LE-DUC,EUGÈNE |lrcl}itcct, "AUTHOK OF "THE DICTIOXAEY OF ARCHITECTURE," "THE STORY OF A HOUSE," AXXALS OF A FORTRESS," " MEMOIKS OF THE DEFENCE OF PARIS," ETC., ETC. TRAXSLATED, WITH AX IXTRODUCTORY ESSAY, HENRY VAN BRUNT, FELLOW AMERICAÎ^^ INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES AND WOODCUTS. BOSTON: . JAMES R OSGOOD AND COMPANY, L.\TE TiCKXOR & FlELDS, AXD FlELDS, OsGOOD, & Co. 1 S 7 5 Copyright, 1S75. Bï JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO. IXTRODUCTION BY THE TRAXSLATOR. UGÈXE-EMMANUEL TIOLLET-LE-DUC, born in^--^-^n -Paris in tlie vear diligentO-J^Vjir 1S14, a student of art, a learned arclifeologist, and an architect of expérience, publislied in tlie vear 1S63 a work entitled Entretiens l'Architecture. In the yearsur 1S72 a second and concluding volume appeared. The first volume, relat- ing more especially to tlie tlieory of arcliitecture, is now presented to the an English dress. Itspublic of this country in peculiar claim to attention consists in the fact that its argument is an appeal to philosophical analysis against the tyr.uiny of tradition and usage in matters of arcliiiectural design. " "I am conviuci^d," the author says, that we can bring the taste of this génération to perfection by making it reason.

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5H
.^:^ij'n*.:;K:i^î' .^.^'ji'^'r^-Digitized by the Internet Archive
in 2009 witii funding from
University of Ottawa
http://www.arcliive.org/details/discoursesonarcliOOvioluoft.
DISCOURSES
ARCHITECTURE.
BY
EMMANUEL VIOLLET-LE-DUC,EUGÈNE
|lrcl}itcct,
"AUTHOK OF "THE DICTIOXAEY OF ARCHITECTURE," "THE STORY OF A HOUSE," AXXALS OF
A FORTRESS," " MEMOIKS OF THE DEFENCE OF PARIS,"
ETC., ETC.
TRAXSLATED, WITH AX IXTRODUCTORY ESSAY,
HENRY VAN BRUNT,
FELLOW AMERICAÎ^^ INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS.
ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES AND WOODCUTS.
BOSTON: .
JAMES R OSGOOD AND COMPANY,
L.\TE TiCKXOR & FlELDS, AXD FlELDS, OsGOOD, & Co.
1 S 7 5Copyright, 1S75.
Bï JAMES R. OSGOOD & CO.