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" HOUSES are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets, who build them with small cost.... "
Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political - Page 222
by Francis Bacon - 1812 - 295 pages
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Practical House Building

Robert Mathews - 1991 - 190 pages
...features Construction drawings Model Building Regulations Agrément Certificates British Standards Houses are built to live in and not to look on: therefore...preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626). DESIGN is the crucial first step in the building process. No matter how...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1216 pages
...scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. The Poetic* ofSfixe, ch. I, 'The House" (1958; tr. 1964). 2 al FRANCIS BACON (l S61-1626). English philosopher, essayist, statesman. f".n. "Of Building" (1597-1625)....
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Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

John Summerson, John Newenham Summerson, Sir - 1993 - 592 pages
...and influential house, may be the point of departure of this theme. 83. 6. 'Leave the goodly fabric of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets,' wrote Bacon, loe. at. (Note i). 85. 7. The long gallery is a peculiarly English feature. There were,...
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History of Architectural Theory

Hanno-Walter Kruft - 1994 - 802 pages
...the subject. No. 45 of his Essays is called 'Of Building', and it opens with a fortbright demand : Houses are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore...except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics and houses, lor beauty alone, to the enchamed palaces of the poets." The most importam consideration...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 666 pages
...1990). News conference, Aug. 30, 1990, Dublin. On his 4'ii-year ordeal as a hostage. Houses and Homes 1 Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. FRANCIS BACON, (1561-1626) British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Fssavs, "Of Building" (1597-1...
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Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology ...

C.C. Gaither - 2019 - 366 pages
...physician. Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography The Character of Form (p. 380) ARCHITECTURE Bacon, Francis Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity. In Brian Vickers (Editor) Francis Bacon Essays Of Buildings (p. 427) He that builds a fair house upon...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1999 - 276 pages
...Aesop, Gasca President of Peru; and Socrates* may go likewise amongst them; with others. 45. OF BUILDING Houses are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity,14 except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only, to...
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The Building in the Text: Alberti to Shakespeare and Milton

Roy Eriksen - 2001 - 224 pages
...Andrea del Pozzo, Ingresso di S Ignazio in Paradiso, Church of S. Ignazio, Rome Leave the goodly fabric of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets, who build them with small cost. —Francis Bacon, "Of Building" In this book I have argued that architecture and literature share a...
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East Anglia's History: Studies in Honour of Norman Scarfe

Christopher Harper-Bill, Carole Rawcliffe, Richard George Wilson - 2002 - 388 pages
...his greatest son, Francis, when he wrote: 'Houses are built to live in and not to be looked at ... Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only,...enchanted palaces of the poets; who build them with small cost.'91 89 D. MacCulloch, Suffolk and the Tudors: Politics and Religion in an English County 1500-1600,...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 868 pages
...Gasca0 President of Peru; and Socrates0 may go likewise amongst them; with others. 45. OF BUILDING0 HOUsEs are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity,0 except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only, to...
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