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South American Cities Destroyed
THE discovery of America, in 1492, brought a great accession to the number of recorded earthquakes, as South and Central America and the islands near them have furnished almost innumerable instances of the phenomena.
Earthquakes And Volcanoes In Central America And Mexico
CENTRAL AMERICA is continually being disturbed by subterranean forces. Around the deep bays of this vast and splendid region, upon the shores laved by the waters of the Pacific, and also about the large inland lakes, rise, like an army of giants, a number of lofty volcanoes.
Charleston, Galveston, Johnstown - Our American Disasters
OUR own land has experienced very few great convulsions of nature. True, there have been frequent earthshocks in California, and all along the Western coast, and occasionally slight tremors have been felt in other sections, but the damage done to life and property has been in almost every instance comparatively light.
St. Pierre, Martinique, Annihilated By A Volcano
BEHOLD a peaceful city in the Caribbean sea, beautiful with the luxuriant vegetation of a tropic isle, happy as the carefree dwellers in such a spot may well be, at ease with the comforts of climate and the natural products which make severe labor unnecessary in these sea-girt colonies.
Introductory To Pictorial Composition
THIS volume is addressed; to three classes of readers ; to the layman, to the amateur photographer, and to the professional artist, To the latter it speaks more in the temper of the studio discussion than in the spirit didactic.
Scientific Sense In Pictures
The progressive element in our art, says the author of The Law of Progress in Art, is the scientific element. Artists will not be any more famous for being scientific, but they are compelled to become scientific because they have embraced a profession which includes science.
Balance
OF all pictorial principles none compares in importance with Unity or Balance.
Balance Of The Steelyard
It is easy to recognize a good composition ; to tell why it is good may be difficult ; to tell how it could be made better is what the art worker desires to know.
Postulates
In every composition the eye should cross the central division at least once. This initiates equipoise, for in the survey of a picture the eye naturally shifts from the centre of interest, which may be on one side, to the other side of the canvas.
Vertical And Horizontal Balance
Balance is of importance according to the number of units to be composed. Much greater license may be taken in settling a single figure into its picture-space than when the composition involves many. In fact the mind pays little heed to the consideration of balance until a complication of many units forces the necessity upon it.
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