Classical Architecture

Author: Alexander Tzonis
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700313
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This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures. It researches the generative rules, the poetics of composition that classical architecture shares with classical music, poetry, and drama, and is enriched by a variety of examples and an extensive analysis of compositional rules. The 205 line drawings make up a discourse of their own, a pictorial text that serves as an introductory theory of composition or basic design aid. Drawing from Vitruvius, the poetics of Aristotle, the theories of classical architecture, music, and poetry since the Renaissance, and the poetics of the Russian formalists, the authors present classical architecture as a coherent system of architectural thinking that is capable of producing a tragic humanistic discourse, a public art with critical, moral, and philosophical meaning. Alexander Tzonis is Crown Professor of Architectural Theory and Methodology at the Technische Hogeschool, Delft. Liane Lefaivre teaches at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Arnhem.

The Elements Of Classical Architecture

Author: Georges Gromort
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393730517
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Gromort (d.1961) wrote two works on Classical architecture, both presented here in English translation for the first time. The texts are introduced by short essays on Gromort (with full bibliography of his writings), the influence of his work on architectural studies, his Art of composition, and American neo-classical architecture. The bulk of the book is made up of Gromort's beautiful line drawings that illustrate his text. Some bandw photos are included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Classical Architecture

Author: Robert Adam
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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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.

The Lost Meaning Of Classical Architecture

Author: George L. Hersey
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262580892
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By analyzing this poetry - the tropes founded on the Greek terms for ornamental detail - he reconstructs a classical theory about the origin and meaning of the orders, one that links them to ancient sacrificial ritual and myth.

The Classical Language Of Architecture

Author: John Summerson
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262690126
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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. Classical architecture is a visual "language" and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them, break them or poetically contradict them. Sir Christopher Wren described them as the "Latin" of architecture and the analogy is almost exact. There is the difference, however, that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and difficult business, the language of classical architecture is relatively simple. It is still, to a great extent, the mode of expression of our urban surroundings, since classical architecture was the common language of the western world till comparatively recent times. Anybody to whom architecture makes a strong appeal has probably already discovered something of its grammar for himself. In this book, the author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of this architectural language. He is less concerned with its development in Greece and Rome than with its expansion and use in the centuries since the Renaissance. He explains the vigorous discipline of "the orders" and the scope of "rustication"; the dramatic deviations of the Baroque and, in the last chapter, the relationship between the classical tradition and the "modern" architecture of today. The book is intended for anybody who cares for architecture but more specifically for students beginning a course in the history of architecture, to whom a guide to the classical rules will be an essential companion.

Classical Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393731194
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This well-illustrated book describes the fundamental principles and various aspects of classical architecture, including a detailed, illustrated glossary that is almost a dictionary of classical architecture in itself.

The Routledge Handbook On The Reception Of Classical Architecture

Author: Nicholas Temple
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351693859
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This is the first comprehensive study of the reception of classical architecture in different regions of the world. Exploring the impact of colonialism, trade, slavery, religious missions, political ideology and intellectual/artistic exchange, the authors demonstrate how classical principles and ideas were disseminated and received across the globe. By addressing a number of contentious or unresolved issues highlighted in some historical surveys of architecture, the chapters presented in this volume question long-held assumptions about the notion of a universally accepted ‘classical tradition’ and its broadly Euro-centric perspective. Featuring thirty-two chapters written by international scholars from China, Europe, Turkey, North America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, the book is divided into four sections: 1) Transmission and re-conceptualisation of classical architecture; 2) Classical influence through colonialism, political ideology and religious conversion; 3) Historiographical surveys of geographical regions; and 4) Visual and textual discourses. This fourfold arrangement of chapters provides a coherent structure to accommodate different perspectives of classical reception across the world, and their geographical, ethnographic, ideological, symbolic, social and cultural contexts. Essays cover a wide geography and include studies in Italy, France, England, Scotland, the Nordic countries, Greece, Austria, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Poland, India, Singapore, China, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Other essays in the volume focus on thematic issues or topics pertaining to classical architecture, such as ornament, spolia, humanism, nature, moderation, decorum, heresy and taste. An essential reference guide, The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture makes a major contribution to the study of architectural history in a new global context.

Classical Architecture

Author: Demetri Porphyrios
Editor: Andreas Papadakis Pub
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A perceptive exploration of architecture as the art of building, tracing it back to its roots in Ancient Greece and Rome.

Classical Architecture And Monuments Of Washington D C A History Guide

Author: Michael Curtis
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625859716
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Classical design formed our nation's capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the columns of the Lincoln Memorial and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the founders' comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the L'Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, D.C., and how those designs are reflected in two hundred years of monuments, museums and representative government. View the statues of our Founding Fathers with the eye of a sculptor and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of modern additions to Washington's monumental structure. Author Michael Curtis guides this tour of the heart of the District of Columbia.

New Classicism

Author: Elizabeth Meredith Dowling
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
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New Classicism provides an in-depth look at a form of design that appeared lost forever with the rise of modernism in architecture.

Chicago S Classical Architecture

Author: David Stone
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738534268
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A pictorial tour of Chicago's connection to classical architecture begins at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, with it's gleaming "White City" of ornate Beaux-Arts buildings to Daniel Burnham's "Plan of Chicago" which furthered classical building inChicago and throught the country.

Classical Architecture

Author: Thomas Gerald Smith
Editor: Gibbs Smith
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The Practice Of Classical Architecture

Author: David Watkin
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847844906
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A thought-provoking architectural monograph on one of the most renowned and original classicist practices today. Quinlan and Francis Terry Architects is a British firm that specializes in new Classical architecture. Their work is a delightful expression--in plaster and marble, in brick and wood, in stone--of exuberant timelessness, where fluted columns rise beside doorways to explode in Corinthian capitals of exquisite craftsmanship and structural integrity. Throughout the work, attention to detail, to craftsmanship, and to reasoned proportions is apparent. Quinlan Terry is at home in every traditional style, from Classical Greek and Roman to the many forms of Gothic and Renaissance. Terry's son and partner, Francis, is recognized as a brilliant talent in his own right and is as highly regarded for his thoughtful design as for his breath taking architectural drawings. Together, the duo are at the heart of a resurgent interest in an architecture and design that is both liveable and inspiring. This book features the firm's work from 2005 to 2015, and includes Kilboy, a country house in County Tipperary, Ireland; Kingsham Farm in Sussex, England; and ongoing work, such as Locuston Estate in Kentucky. It also showcases more than forty master drawings by Francis Terry, renderings that are at once beautiful and expressive of one of the highest aims of architecture--they elevate the soul--much like the houses and spaces built by this extraordinary firm.

Appearance And Essence

Author: Lothar Haselberger
Editor: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
ISBN: 9780924171765
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The proceedings of the second Williams Symposium explore the phenomenon of curvature, together with other such "secrets" of classical refinement. Debated ever since the Renaissance, these stunning architectural subtleties are treated here for the first time in a combined effort of international experts. Ranging from painstaking new technical observations to the wider issues of perception and art theory, this well-illustrated volume demonstrates why classical architecture was—and still is—deemed to be perfect. University Museum Monograph, 107

The Tyneside Classical Tradition

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Monumental Classic Architecture In Great Britain And Ireland

Author: Albert E. Richardson
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486415345
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Detailed text and illustrations examine the buildings of the great neoclassical period, 1730–1875. The roster of masterpieces pictured and described include The Customs House, Dublin; The Bank of England, Liverpool; Newgate Prison, London; The British Museum, London; The National Gallery, Edinburgh; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; and many more. 176 black-and-white illustrations.

The American Vignola

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

Classical Architecture

Author: James Steven Curl
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780713486841
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A description of the rise of classical architecture in Greek and Roman antiquity. The author follows its continuous development through the Romanesque and Gothic era to the Renaissance.