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The Classical Language of Architecture

The Classical Language of Architecture

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

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
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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

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

  • Author: John Summerson,John Newenham Summerson, Sir
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300058864
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 588
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The author charts the development of architectural theory and practice from Elizabeth I to George IV. Questions of style, technology, and the social framework are resolved as separable but always essential components of the building worlds.

The Classical Orders of Architecture

The Classical Orders of Architecture

  • Author: Robert Chitham
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: 1483278239
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 160
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The Classical Orders of Architecture elaborates on the classical orders of architecture, including Classicism, Tuscan orders, Doric orders, Ionic orders, and Corinthian orders. The publication first examines the teaching of the orders, need for a new handbook of the orders, Roman and Renaissance theorists, traditional systems of proportion, and metric system of measurement. The text then ponders on historical background and orders in detail. Discussions focus on the Greek orders and comparative Tuscan orders, Doric orders, Ionic orders, Corinthian orders, and Composite orders. The book tackles the orders in detail, including the five orders, Tuscan order, Tuscan capital and entablature, Tuscan base and pedestal, Doric order, Doric base and pedestal, Ionic order and volute, Ionic capital and entablature, Ionic base and pedestal, and the Corinthian order. The manuscript then reviews the use of the orders, as well as diminution and fluting, rustication, pediments, moldings and their enrichment, and characteristics of Classicism. The text is a valuable source of information for architects, historians, and researchers interested in the classical orders of architecture.

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
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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.

The Architecture of the Classical Interior

The Architecture of the Classical Interior

  • Author: Steven W. Semes
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393730753
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 192
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A practicing architect shows how the elements that constitute the classical interior-wall and ceiling treatments, doors and windows, fireplaces, and stairs-can be composed into rooms satisfying both aesthetic and practical criteria. Historic and contemporary examples illustrate both generic and specific solutions for designers working in the classical tradition today.

Italian Architecture

Italian Architecture

From Michelangelo to Borromini

  • Author: Andrew Hopkins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500203613
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 222
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The years from 1520 to 1630 were crucial in the development of Western architecture, but to label as Mannerist the transition from Michelangelo's "licentious" New Sacristy in Florence to Borromini's innovative S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is coming to seem unduly simplistic. In this carefully researched and original study, Andrew Hopkins examines the century's changing functional demands, the political forces, the patronage system, and local traditions. Exploring a wide range of Italian buildings (including those outside the major urban centers), he introduces us to dozens of neglected architects whose works will come as a revelation. By 1630, architecture had taken on a new dynamism that would soon conquer Italy, Europe, and the New World: the baroque. 209 b/w illustrations.

Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome

  • Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Richard Daniel De Puma
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 1588392171
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 508
  • View: 1993
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Classical Architecture

Classical Architecture

  • Author: Robert Adam
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 319
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In Classical Architecture Robert Adam traces the history of classical design to the present day and provides examples of virtually every one of its applications.

Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture

  • Author: Alan Colquhoun
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191027278
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

English architecture

English architecture

  • Author: T.D. Atkinson
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5874642560
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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English architecture. With 200 illustrations.

Living Buildings

Living Buildings

Architectural Conservation : Philosophy, Principles and Practice

  • Author: Donald Insall,The Images Publishing Group
  • Publisher: Images Publishing
  • ISBN: 1864701927
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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Living Buildings celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Donald Insall Associates, the Practice founded by distinguished British architect Donald Insall, a leading exponent in the field of Architectural Conservation. Probably best known for the restoration of

Art Nouveau and the Classical Tradition

Art Nouveau and the Classical Tradition

  • Author: Richard Warren
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474298567
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 232
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Art Nouveau was a style for a new age, but it was also one that continued to look back to the past. This new study shows how in expressing many of their most essential concerns – sexuality, death and the nature of art – its artists drew heavily upon classical literature and the iconography of classical art. It challenges the conventional view that Art Nouveau's adherents turned their backs on Classicism in their quest for new forms. Across Europe and North America, artists continued to turn back to the ancient world, and in particular to Greece, for the vitality with which they sought to infuse their creations. The works of many well-known artists are considered through this prism, including those of Gustav Klimt, Aubrey Beardsley and Louis Comfort Tiffany. But, breaking new ground in its comparative approach, this study also considers some of the movement's less well-known painters, sculptors, jewellers and architects, including in central and eastern Europe, and their use of classical iconography to express new ideas of nationhood. Across the world, while Art Nouveau was a plural style drawing on multiple influences, the Classics remained a key artistic vocabulary for its artists, whether blended with Orientalist and other iconographies, or preserving the purity of classical form.

The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age

The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

  • Author: Catherine Nixey
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544800931
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of dogma and intellectual darkness “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.

The American Vignola

The American Vignola

A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture

  • Author: William R. Ware
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486137694
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 160
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This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.

Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture

Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture

  • Author: Vitruvius Pollio
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 331
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Greek Art (Fifth) (World of Art)

Greek Art (Fifth) (World of Art)

  • Author: John Boardman
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 0500773513
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 320
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“One of the very best short histories of Greek Art.” — The Financial Times John Boardman, one of the best known and acknowledged scholars of the classical Greek world, has updated his definitive survey of its arts, the most influential and widely known historic artistic tradition of the Old World. In the twenty years since the last edition was released, valuable evidence has come to light which has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the arts of ancient Greece and their influence. It is now known that Greek artists completed their stone sculptures with realistic color, as well as working with a wealth of other materials. This proves that the romantic notion of an age of classic, pure white marble is a Renaissance construction which has persisted to the present day. The work of individual artists, as well as schools of artists, can be identified, creating a clearer picture than ever before of how art and artistic traditions traveled throughout the Greek world and beyond it. Boardman encourages the reader to consider the masterpieces that have been preserved in their original context. He weaves into his discussion of the arts insights into the society that produced them. Illustrated in full color throughout for the first time, this fifth edition demonstrates yet more vividly the artistic aims and achievements of ancient Greece.

An Outline of European Architecture

An Outline of European Architecture

  • Author: Nikolaus Pevsner
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781423604938
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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One of the most widely read boks on European architecture, Nikolaus Pevsner's landmark work was first published in 1942. Through several revisions and updates during Pevsner's lifetime, it continued to be a seminal essay on the subject, and even after his death, it remains as stimulating as it was back in the mid-twentieth century. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983) was one of the twentieth century's most learned and stimulating writers on art and architecture. He established his reputation with Pioneers of Modern Design, though he is probably best known for his celebrated series of guides, The Buildings of England, acknowledged as one of the great achievements of twentieth-century scholarship. He was also founding editor of The Pelican History of Art, the most comprehensive and scholarly history of art ever published in English. A revised and updated full-color edition of the classic study of the history of European architecture

The Classical World

The Classical World

An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

  • Author: Robin Lane Fox
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465003664
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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The classical civilizations of Greece and Rome once dominated the world, and they continue to fascinate and inspire us. Classical art and architecture, drama and epic, philosophy and politics-these are the foundations of Western civilization. In The Classical World, eminent classicist Robin Lane Fox brilliantly chronicles this vast sweep of history from Homer to the reign of Hadrian. From the Peloponnesian War through the creation of Athenian democracy, from the turbulent empire of Alexander the Great to the creation of the Roman Empire and the emergence of Christianity, Fox serves as our witty and trenchant guide. He introduces us to extraordinary heroes and horrific villains, great thinkers and blood-thirsty tyrants. Throughout this vivid tour of two of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known, we remain in the hands of a great master.

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness

  • Author: Alain De Botton
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 1551993872
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Bestselling author Alain de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices influence how we feel, and how we could build dwellings in which we would stand a better chance of happiness. In this witty, erudite look at how we shape, and are shaped by, our surroundings, Alain de Botton applies Stendhal’s motto that “Beauty is the promise of happiness” to the spaces we inhabit daily. Why should we pay attention to what architecture has to say to us? de Botton asks provocatively. With his trademark lucidity and humour, de Botton traces how human needs and desires have been served by styles of architecture, from stately Classical to minimalist Modern, arguing that the stylistic choices of a society can represent both its cherished ideals and the qualities it desperately lacks. On an individual level, de Botton has deep sympathy for our need to see our selves reflected in our surroundings; he demonstrates with great wisdom how buildings — just like friends — can serve as guardians of our identity. Worrying about the shape of our sofa or the colour of our walls might seem self-indulgent, but de Botton considers the hopes and fears we have for our homes at a new level of depth and insight. When shopping for furniture or remodelling the kitchen, we don’t just consider functionality but also the major questions of aesthetics and the philosophy of art: What is beauty? Can beautiful surroundings make us good? Can beauty bring happiness? The buildings we find beautiful, de Botton concludes, are those that represent our ideas of a meaningful life. The Architecture of Happiness marks a return to what Alain does best — taking on a subject whose allure is at once tantalizing and a little forbidding and offering to readers a completely beguiling and original exploration of the subject. As he did with Proust, philosophy, and travel, now he does with architecture. From the Hardcover edition.