Search Results for "the-classical-language-of-architecture-world-of-art"

The Classical Language of Architecture

The Classical Language of Architecture

  • Author: John Summerson
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262690126
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 56
  • View: 9832
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.

Das Klassische in der Architektur

Das Klassische in der Architektur

  • Author: Alexander Tzonis,Lefaivre Liane
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 3035601143
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 217
  • View: 9635
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Die klassische Sprache der Architektur

Die klassische Sprache der Architektur

  • Author: John Summerson
  • Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783528087630
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 152
  • View: 3323
DOWNLOAD NOW »

A History of Western Architecture

A History of Western Architecture

  • Author: David Watkin
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781856694599
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 720
  • View: 8554
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Surveys the history of Western architecture from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the present day.

The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi

  • Author: George L. Hersey
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262580892
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 201
  • View: 6568
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Why do architects still use the classical orders? Why use forms derived from ancientGreek temples when ancient Greek religion has been dead for centuries and when the way of life theyexpressed is extinct? And why decorate a contemporary courthouse with the bones, eggs, darts, claws,and garlands that an ancient Greek would recognize as the trappings of animal sacrifice?With theseprovocative questions George Hersey begins his recovery of the meaning of classical architecture.For the last four centuries, he shows, philology and formalism have drained architecture of itspoetry. By analyzing this poetry - the tropes founded on the Greek terms for ornamental detail - hereconstructs a classical theory about the origin and meaning of the orders, one that links them toancient sacrificial ritual and myth.In doing so, Hersey reinterprets key tales and taboos that werepart of the cultural memory of the ancient Greeks. His touchstone is Vitruvius, author of the onlysurviving classical treatise on architecture, whose stories about Dorus, Ion, and the Corinthianmaiden, and about the Caryaean women and Persian soldiers, describe the orders as records orremembrances of sacrifice.Hersey finds revivals of this consciousness in the Italian Renaissance andthrows new light on the works of the architectural theorists Francesco di Giorgio and CeasareCesariano, and also on Raphael's Disputá, Michelangelo's tomb of Julius 11 and Medici Chapel, andHugues Sambin's handbook on termini.George Hersey is Professor of Art History at Yale University andthe author of many books, including Architecture, Poetry, and Number in the Royal Palace at Caserta(MIT Press 1983).

Architecture and Revolution

Architecture and Revolution

Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe

  • Author: Neil Leach
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134771649
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7202
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Architecture and Revolution explores the consequences of the 1989 revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe from an architectural perspective. It presents new writings from a team of renowned architects, philosophers and cultural theorists from both the East and the West. They explore the questions over the built environment that now face architects, planners and politicians in the region. They examine the problems of buildings inherited from the communist era: some are environmentally inadequate, many were designed to serve a now redundant social programme and others carry the stigma of association with previous regimes. Contributors include: Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Laura Mulvey, Helene Cixous, Andrew Benjamin and Frederic Jameson.

A World History of Art

A World History of Art

  • Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781856694513
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 936
  • View: 7075
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Print and Electronic Sources

  • Author: John M. Weeks,Jason de Medeiros
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442237406
  • Category: History
  • Page: 454
  • View: 6172
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage.

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

  • Author: Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136410252
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 736
  • View: 9851
DOWNLOAD NOW »
With more than 20,000 words and terms individually defined, the Dictionary offers huge coverage for anyone studying or working in architecture, construction or any of the built environment fields. The innovative and detailed cross-referencing system allows readers to track down elusive definitions from general subject headings. Starting from only the vaguest idea of the word required, a reader can quickly track down precisely the term they are looking for. The book is illustrated with stunning drawings that provide a visual as well as a textual definition of both key concepts and subtle differences in meaning. Davies and Jokiniemi's work sets a new standard for reference books for all those interested in the buildings that surround us. To browse the book and to see how this title is an invaluable resource for both students and professionals alike, visit www.architectsdictionary.com.

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

  • Author: John Summerson
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 391
  • View: 387
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Mentions preservation/promotion of Aboriginal culture (AIAS, Museum of Australia)

The Art of Building in the Classical World

The Art of Building in the Classical World

Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture

  • Author: John R. Senseney
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113949726X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 732
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book examines the application of drawing in the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in science and philosophy. Building on recent scholarship that examines and reconstructs the design process of classical architecture, John R. Senseney focuses on technical drawing in the building trade as a model for the expression of visual order, showing that the techniques of ancient Greek drawing actively determined concepts about the world. He argues that the uniquely Greek innovations of graphic construction determined principles that shaped the massing, special qualities and refinements of buildings and the manner in which order itself was envisioned.

Territorial Investigations

Territorial Investigations

  • Author: Annette W. Balkema,Henk Slager
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042006065
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 187
  • View: 8002
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Nowadays there are many spaces of fascination in visual art. Of course, installative space and contextual space have been on the art scene for awhile. However, they are now accompanied by other spaces such as urban space, architectural space, cyberspace, hyperspace, and screen-based space. In this volume, architects, artists, theorists, three symposia and four exhibitions attempt to find answers to questions such as: Could the architectonic study and/or deconstruction of space play a decisive role in the shift of attention to space? Which theoretical factors structure the current experience and meaning of space? What is the role of the aesthetization of the environment on our concept of space? Smooth Space - VCC de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam - is a project at the heart of this publication. Spatial interests range from how the concept of space is redefined and exploited in our current visual culture to how the digital world influences our spatial concepts. Participants in this issue are: Jean Attali, Annette W. Balkema, Andrew Benjamin, Ole Bouman, Bernard Cache, Paul Crowther, Christoph Fink, Hugo Heyrman, Hou Hanru, Rem Koolhaas, Geert Lovink, Karlheinz Lüdeking, Bartomeu Mari, Kas Oosterhuis, Jan van de Pavert, Keiko Sato, Eran Schaerf, Lara Schnitger, Roger Scruton, Martin Seel, Nasrine Seraji, Henk Slager, Sjoerd Soeters, Lars Spuybroek, Ann Van Sevenant, Peter Weibel and Mark Wigley.

Touching the City

Touching the City

Thoughts on Urban Scale

  • Author: Timothy Makower
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118737695
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 216
  • View: 1396
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Scale in cities is relative and absolute. It has the ability tomake us feel at home in the world or alien from it; connected ordisconnected. Both large and small scale in cities can bebeautiful; both are right, neither is wrong. Whilst accepting thatprescription is no answer, 'getting the scale right' – at anintuitive and sensual level – is a fundamental part of themagic of architecture and urban design. Touching the City exploreshow scale is manifested in cities, exploring scale in buildings, inthe space between them and in their details. It asks how scalemakes a difference. Travelling from Detroit to Chandigarh, via New York, London,Paris, Rome and Doha, Tim Makower explores cities with theanalytical eye of a designer and with the experiential eye of theurban dweller. Looking at historic cities, he asks what is goodabout them: what can we learn from the old to inform the new? Thebook zooms in from the macro scale of surfing Google Earth to micromoments such as finding fossils in a weathered wall. It examinesthe dynamics and movement patterns of cities, the making of streetsand skylines, the formation of thresholds and facades, and it alsotouches on the process of design and the importance of drawing. Asthe book's title, Touching the City, suggests, it alsoemphasises the tactile – that the city is indeed somethingphysical, something we can touch and be touched by, alive and everchanging.

Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World

From Ancient Greece to Post Modernism

  • Author: Bruce Cole,Adelheid M. Gealt
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671747282
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 368
  • View: 7426
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

Broadcasting Buildings

Broadcasting Buildings

Architecture on the Wireless, 1927-1945

  • Author: Shundana Yusaf
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262026740
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
  • View: 3947
DOWNLOAD NOW »
How the BBC shaped popular perceptions of architecture and placed them at the heart of debates over participatory democracy.

Classical Greece

Classical Greece

Ancient Histories and Modern Archaeologies

  • Author: Ian Morris,Francoise Audouze,Cyprian Broodbank
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521456784
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
  • View: 9127
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A reassessment of the archaeology of classical Greece, using modern archaeological approaches to provide a richer understanding of Greek society.

Modern Architecture in Theatre

Modern Architecture in Theatre

The Experiments of Art et Action

  • Author: A. Read
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137368683
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 139
  • View: 3939
DOWNLOAD NOW »
If the city is the theatre of urban life, how does architecture act in its many performances? This book reconstructs the spatial experiments of Art et Action, a theatre troupe active in 1920s Paris, and how their designs for theater buildings show how the performance spaces interacted with actors and spectators according to their type.

Euripides and the Language of Craft

Euripides and the Language of Craft

  • Author: Mary C. Stieber
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004189068
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 494
  • View: 8687
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This first in-depth account of Euripides' relationship with the visual arts demonstrates how frequently the tragedian used language to visual effect, whether through allusion or actual references to objects, motifs built around real or imaginary objects, or the use of technical terminology.

The Myth of Paganism

The Myth of Paganism

Nonnus, Dionysus and the World of Late Antiquity

  • Author: Robert Shorrock
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472519655
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
  • View: 9586
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Traditional and still prevalent accounts of late antique literature draw a clear distinction between 'pagan' and 'Christian' forms of poetry: whereas Christian poetry is taken seriously in terms its contribution to culture and society at large, so-called pagan or secular poetry is largely ignored, as though it has no meaningful part to play within the late antique world. The Myth of Paganism sets out to deconstruct this view of two contrasting poetic traditions and proposes in its place a new integrated model for the understanding of late antique poetry. As the book argues, the poet of Christ and the poet of the Muses were drawn together into an active, often provocative, dialogue about the relationship between Christianity and the Classical tradition and, ultimately, about the meaning of late antiquity itself. An analysis of the poetry of Nonnus of Panopolis, author of both a 'pagan' epic about Dionysus and a Christian translation of St John's Gospel, helps to illustrate this complex dialectic between pagan and Christian voices.