Excerpt from A Discussion of Composition: As Applied to Architecture Persons of various interests have asked me to recommend a work on Architecture as an Art. There was thing that exactly met their require ments, and this suggested the idea of writing some thing, myself. Although some of these pages are primarily for students of architecture, I hope the general public may find matter of interest in the book. Its first concrete form was a course of lec tures I delivered at Cornell University, between the years 1897 and 1900. The present Discussion of Composition is divided into six parts. The first treats the general laws of character in art; the second, general technical laws; the last four have to do with applications, three and five being, respectively, theoretical discussions of decoration and plan, four and six containing practical suggestions in the same subjects. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.