Classical Architecture

Classical Architecture

This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures.

Author: Alexander Tzonis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026270031X

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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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.
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The Classical Language of Architecture

The Classical Language of Architecture

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.

Author: John Summerson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262690128

Category: Architecture

Page: 56

View: 904

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.
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Classical Architecture

Classical Architecture

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.

Author: Robert Adam

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015047743979

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

View: 207

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.
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Origins of Classical Architecture

Origins of Classical Architecture

Purpose and setting of the Greek temple -- Formative developments -- Questions of construction and the Doric genus -- Questions of influence and the Aeolic capital -- Questions of appearance and the Ionic genus -- Questions of meaning and ...

Author: Mark Wilson Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300182767

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 848

Purpose and setting of the Greek temple -- Formative developments -- Questions of construction and the Doric genus -- Questions of influence and the Aeolic capital -- Questions of appearance and the Ionic genus -- Questions of meaning and the Corinthian capital -- Gifts to the gods -- Triglyphs and tripods -- Crucible -- Questions answered and unanswered.
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The American Vignola

The American Vignola

This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.

Author: William R. Ware

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486137698

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 723

This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.
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Form and Design in Classic Architecture

Form and Design in Classic Architecture

DIVInformative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations profile the relationship of exterior and interior elements in the creation of architectural unity.

Author: Arthur Stratton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486137018

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 415

DIVInformative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations profile the relationship of exterior and interior elements in the creation of architectural unity. Dozens of edifices by renowned architects receive detailed, coherent analysis. /div
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The Elements of Classical Architecture

The Elements of Classical Architecture

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.

Author: Georges Gromort

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393730514

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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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
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The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

Hersey reinterprets key tales and taboos that were part of the cultural memory of the ancient Greeks.

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262580896

Category: Architecture

Page: 201

View: 125

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.
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Transformations in Classical Architecture

Transformations in Classical Architecture

This book examines how classical - and traditional - architecture can evolve in relation to new paradigms of research and practice (digital media and fabrication, sustainability, ecology, and emerging economies). / Based on recent work by ...

Author: Victor Deupi

Publisher: Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers

ISBN: 194622622X

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 301

A quiet revolution is unfolding in the realm of classical architecture today, as the environmental, technological, and economic demands of contemporary practice require levels of efficiency that were never previously expected. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes. This book examines how classical - and traditional - architecture can evolve in relation to new paradigms of research and practice (digital media and fabrication, sustainability, ecology, and emerging economies). Based on recent work by leading figures associated with the University of Miami School of Architecture, and a series of design studios at the university (the William H. Harrison Visiting Critics in Classical Architecture), the book redefines the new classical discourse in terms of popular, professional, and academic appeal.
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The Classical Orders of Architecture

The Classical Orders of Architecture

The text is a valuable source of information for architects, historians, and researchers interested in the classical orders of architecture.

Author: Robert Chitham

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483278230

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 915

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.
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Chicago s Classical Architecture

Chicago s Classical Architecture

Here people learned the benefit of disciplining architecture with tried. and-true classical proportions, harmonies, compositional patterns, ...

Author: David Stone

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738534269

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 651

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.
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The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture

The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture

In Part I (Transmission and re-conceptualisation of classical architecture), eight chapters consider how the principles and meanings underlying classical ...

Author: Nicholas Temple

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351693851

Category: Architecture

Page: 550

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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.
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Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington D C

Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington  D C

Classical Architecture and Monuments of WASHINGTON , D.C. Classical Architecture and Monuments of WASHINGTON , D.C. A HISTORY Front Cover.

Author: Michael Curtis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439663875

Category: Architecture

Page: 163

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A look at the statues, monuments, and buildings of the classically designed capital city—from the National Mall to Colonial Alexandria. 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.
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Classical Architecture

Classical Architecture

CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE DEMETRI PORPHYRIOS How can the classical speak to an age of pluralism? What is its relevance today? What happens when we are cut off ...

Author: Demetri Porphyrios

Publisher: Andreas Papadakis Pub

ISBN: UVA:X006073302

Category: Architecture

Page: 155

View: 470

A perceptive exploration of architecture as the art of building, tracing it back to its roots in Ancient Greece and Rome.
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Renaissance Revit

Renaissance Revit

This book's format is tutorial based. Chapter 1 presents an overview of the book and its goals.

Author: Paul F. Aubin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1492150924

Category: Architectural design

Page: 474

View: 643

Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series: Revit Architecture, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP titles. Paul is also the author of Revit video training for lynda.com www.lynda.com/paulaubin. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit® Architecture and AutoCAD® Architecture implementation, training, and support services. Paul's involvement in the architectural profession spans over 20 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, mentoring, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University (Autodesk's annual user convention) for many years. Paul has also spoken at the Revit Technology Conference (RTC) in both the US and Australia and other regional events such as the Central States Revit Workshop and CAD Americas. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.
Categories: Architectural design

Allan Greenberg

Allan Greenberg

With specially commissioned photographs of exteriors, interiors, and details as well as original drawings and plans, the book is an important addition to any architecture library and an inspiration to interior designers and homeowners with ...

Author: Allan Greenberg

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847840731

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

View: 139

This monograph showcases the exquisite architecture of Allan Greenberg, one of the most influential architects of the classical movement. A leading exponent of classical architecture, Allan Greenberg has drawn on a vast knowledge of ancient styles in the design of his illustrious list of projects. His work is renowned for its historically inspired façades, its classical detail, and the highest level of craftsmanship. Collaborating with leading sculptors, wood-carvers, mosaicists, metalworkers, and ornamental plasterers to create beautiful details that make his work unique, Greenberg has produced buildings that radiate a sense of classic beauty and artistic integrity. This monograph celebrates Greenberg’s esteemed career by showcasing in depth his private houses, apartments, university buildings, and civic buildings that demonstrate his lifelong commitment to traditional styles, unparalleled quality, and decorative expression. With specially commissioned photographs of exteriors, interiors, and details as well as original drawings and plans, the book is an important addition to any architecture library and an inspiration to interior designers and homeowners with an appreciation for fine architecture and interiors.
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Appearance and Essence

Appearance and Essence

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.

Author: Lothar Haselberger

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 0924171766

Category: Architecture

Page: 316

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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
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Ancient and Classical Architecture

Ancient and Classical Architecture

Hugh Plommer. r ANCIENT AND CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT New Edition Volume I.

Author: Hugh Plommer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042860309

Category: Architecture, Ancient

Page: 384

View: 290

Categories: Architecture, Ancient

Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland

Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland

bold statement is at the heart of Sir Albert E. Richardson's ennobling and exhilarating book Monumental Classic Architecture in Great Britain and Ireland .

Author: Albert E. Richardson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486415341

Category: Architecture

Page: 123

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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.
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