Opúsculos por Alexandre Herculano - Tomo II

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Published: 1838
Language: Portugues
Wordcount: 67,107 / 228 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 381
Added to site: 2005.10.23
mnybks.net#: 10946
Genre: Essays
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tigem desta epocha. Feliz quem isto escreve, se podesse curar alguem da febre demolidora; salvar uma pedra, só que fosse, das mãos dos modernos hunos!

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Falámos da decadencia da architectura durante seculo e meio; porque as manifestações dessa decadencia foram sempre as mesmas em tão largo perido. Vê-se a arte na sua lenta agonia rodeiada de curandeiros que se propõem sará-la, mas que a transfiguram, sem alcançarem qual é o achaque intimo que a devora: vêmos acumular columnas a proposito e desprositadamente: vêmos gesso, ouro e talha: vêmos converter os velhos monumentos em monstros de Horacio; pôr ao lado da torre ou do curucheu gothico zimborios á Buonaroti ou portadas á Barrozio; enxertar a capella do seculo XVIII na parede de nave do seculo XIV semelhante a um viveiro de cogumélos, nascidos por entre as fisgas humidas da pedraria, a favor da meia obscuridade daquellas profundas arcadas: vêmos alteiar edificios que representam o gosto architectonico do mercador de retalho, e erguer templos cujo in

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