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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.

Das Klassische in der Architektur

Das Klassische in der Architektur

  • Author: Alexander Tzonis,Lefaivre Liane
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser
  • ISBN: 3035601143
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 217
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Die klassische Sprache der Architektur

Die klassische Sprache der Architektur

  • Author: John Summerson
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3663141764
  • Category: History
  • Page: 152
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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
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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).

A History of Western Architecture

A History of Western Architecture

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

Die klassische Welt

Die klassische Welt

eine Weltgeschichte von Homer bis Hadrian

  • Author: Robin Lane Fox
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 3608944672
  • Category: Civilization, Classical
  • Page: 730
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Ein großartiges Panorama antiker Geschichte, so fulminant erzählt wie ein historischer Roman.Auf den Spuren des antikenbegeisterten römischen Kaisers Hadrian, der um 120 n. Chr. begann, sein gesamtes Imperium von Schottland bis Ägypten zu bereisen, lässt Robin Lane Fox die Antike lebendig werden,von den homerischen Epen über die Erfindung der Demokratie und den stürmischen Aufstieg des Alexanderreichs bis zur römischen Kaiserzeit und den Anfängen des Christentums. Die Fülle der historischen Ereignisse von 1000 Jahren ordnet der Autor entlang dreier Leitthemen: Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Luxus - Themen, die schon in der Antike und bis zum heutigen Tag die Auseinandersetzung mit der Gesellschaft bestimmen. Anschaulich und lebensvoll schildert Lane Fox,wie sich zunächst die griechische und auf ihren Schultern die römische Klassik entwickelt hat und wie antike Geschmacks- und Wertmaßstäbe uns bis heute prägen.

The Modern Language of Architecture

The Modern Language of Architecture

  • Author: Bruno Zevi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780306805974
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 241
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Frank Lloyd Wright called Bruno Zevi ”the most penetrating architectural critic of our time,” and one could ask for no better proof than Zevi’s masterpiece, The Modern Language of Architecture . In it, Zevi sets forth seven principles, or ”antirules,” to codify the new language of architecture created by Le Corbusier, Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Wright. In place of the classical language of the Beaux Art school, with its focus on abstract principles of order, proportion, and symmetry, he presents an alternative system of communication characterized by a free interpretation of contents and function, an emphasis on difference and dissonance, a dynamic of multidimensional vision, and independent interplay of elements, an organic marriage of engineering and design, a concept of living spaces that are designed for use, and an integration of buildings into their surroundings. Anticipating the innovations of postmodern architecture, Zevi argues forcefully for complexity and against unity, for decomposition dialogue between architecture and historiography, finding elements of the modern language of architecture throughout history, and discussing the process of architectural innovation. Sumptuously illustrated, and written in a clear, accessible manner, The Modern Language of Architecture will long remain one of the classics of architectural criticism and history.

Die Monografie

Die Monografie

  • Author: David Hockney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783896602404
  • Category:
  • Page: 368
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Der Bildband,originelles Werkverzeichnis, präsentiert mit 350 Werken aus beinahe 50 Schaffensjahren des bedeutenden Künstlers bestimmte Entwicklungslinien und die Vielfalt künstlerischer Techniken.

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

Architecture in Britain, 1530 to 1830

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

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 and Revolution

Architecture and Revolution

Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe

  • Author: Neil Leach
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134771649
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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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
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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.

The Language of Images in Roman Art

The Language of Images in Roman Art

  • Author: Tonio Hölscher
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521665698
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 151
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This book, first published in 2004, develops a theory for the understanding of Roman pictorial art. By treating Roman art as a semantic system it establishes a connection between artistic forms and the ideological messages contained within. The history of Roman art traditionally followed the model of a sequence of stylistic phases affecting the works of their era in the manner of a uniform Zeitgeist. By contrast, the author shows different stylistic forms being used for different themes and messages. The reception of Greek models, a key phenomenon of Roman art, thus appear in a new light. The formulations of specific messages are established from Greek art types of different eras serving to express Roman ideological values: classical forms for the grandeur of the state, Hellenistic forms for the struggling effort of warfare. In this way a conceptual and comprehensible pictorial language arose, uniting the multicultural population of the Roman state.

The Language of Art

The Language of Art

Studies in Interpretation

  • Author: Moshe Barasch
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814712559
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 367
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An in-depth analysis of nearly all chemical and biological weapons, their effects, and the politics surrounding their deployment.

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
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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.

Kunst

Kunst

die ganze Geschichte

  • Author: Stephen Farthing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783832193850
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 576
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Classical Architecture

Classical Architecture

An Introduction to Its Vocabulary and Essentials, with a Select Glossary of Terms

  • Author: James Stevens Curl
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393731194
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 231
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Professor James Stevens Curl discusses in clear, straightforward language the origins of classical architecture in Greek and Roman antiquity and outlines its continuous development, through its various manifestations during the Renaissance, its transformations in Baroque and Rococo phases, its reemergence in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century Neoclassicism, and its survival into the modern era. The text and illustrations celebrate the richness of the classical architectural vocabulary, grammar, and language, and demonstrate the enormous range of themes and motifs found in the subject. All those who wish to look at buildings old and new with an informed eye will find in this book a rich fund of material, and the basis for an understanding of a fecund source of architectural design that has been at the heart of western culture for over two and a half millennia.

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

Dictionary of Architecture and Building Construction

  • Author: Nikolas Davies,Erkki Jokiniemi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0750685026
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 726
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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. It has comprehensive coverage of architecture and building terms. It has a detailed and innovative cross-referencing system. It is beautifully illustrated with detailed technical drawings.

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.

Territorial Investigations

Territorial Investigations

  • Author: Annette W. Balkema,Henk Slager
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042006065
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 187
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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.