Reviewed: “Classical Ornament” by C. Thierry
CLASSICAL ORNAMENT is just that, drawings of classical ornamentation on ancient, classical tombs, buildings, and other items. There are no words save for the captions that cite some locations of the ornamentation. I flipped through it all in one night. The detail in the drawings, which were done in the 1860s, is to be admired… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.