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Irrjffllngni Camhends. NEW SERIES, No. III.—JULY, 1850. ON THE INFLUENCE OF ARCHEOLOGY ON ARCHITECTURE. Archeology has long since been so far reduced to the form of a science, and has been so far carried into prac¬ tice, that we may reasonably expect the results to be now showing themselves in various branches of science, arts, and manufactures, but in none more strikingly than architecture. Indeed, it is this very branch of scientific art which has been the largest and the most extensively inquired into and illustrated by antiquaries—unless, in¬ deed, numismatics and diplomatology be excepted ; and, as architecture is calculated at all times to have a lasting effect upon the public mind—more, perhaps, than any other art—it is not devoid of interest to inquire what good effects may have been hitherto produced on it by the labours and researches of careful observers. The attention of antiquaries has hitherto been chiefly directed to ecclesiastical architecture, because buildings of that kind have been the best preserved, and have pre¬ sented the greatest store of enriched details. Hence, the main effect of the archaeological movement of the present century has been witnessed in the restoration and edifica¬ tion of ecclesiastical buildings. Some attention has been paid to castellated remains, and a still smaller degree of observation has been exercised upon domestic buildings; ARCH. CAMB., NEW SERIES, VOL. I. Y