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Very British, both in language and in the buildings chosen for comparison to other European buildings. Jan 06, Alper added it Shelves: Would have been a 5-star review had it not been for the authors dismissal of the Greek Revival in Architecture, which was only allowed a couple of pages, and also happens to be my favourite of the styles!
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Trivia About The Classical Lan Having established the foundations of clzssical architecture, in the next two chapters Summerson leads us through a richly illustrated 16th century of classical style and the emergence of Baroque architecture. Summerson’s six radio lectures about architecture is a short read, very easy to follow. Oct 31, Magdalena rated it liked it Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The author’s purpose sjmmerson to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.
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It’s clear, succint and easy to read. Ross Gilfillan rated it liked it Jul 24, Open Preview See a Problem? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Jan 14, Tomas rated it really liked it. Te offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. 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.
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.
I read it in Portuguese. He pointed me towards this book, for which I am eternally grateful. 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.
You will get more out of walking down most city streets after reading this book because it will help make sense of many buildings, ancient and modern.
Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of th The author’s purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.
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The plethora of images meant that you also have to flip a lot as well. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Share your thoughts with other customers. See our Returns Policy. So far out of my depth. The Classical Language of Architecture: Classical architecture is a visual “language” and like any other language has its own grammatical rules.
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Paperback80 pages. It’s the best book about Classical Language on Architecture. Of course the book could use some extra pictures, as now the reader must flip the pages quite a lot to be able to follow the text, which describes quite small details in the architectural language of the buildings. Great help for my architectural course!
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Jun 03, Andrew Rodda rated it really liked it Shelves: Sometimes the author forgets that he’s addressing a non-architectural public, so those college days sitting in an architectural history course definitely came in handy. Think this is awesome, share it! There is more than one author archhitecture the GoodReads database with this name.