The Classical Language of Architecture (World of Art)

The Classical Language of Architecture (World of Art)

by JohnSummerson (Author)

Synopsis

Sir John Summerson's account of classical architecture has every right to be called a classic itself. With the help of diagrams, glossary and a wealth of photographs, the reader is taken easily from the great originals of Greece and Rome through the recapitulations and innovations of the Renaissance, the rhetoric of the Baroque and grave statements of Neo-classicism to the 'stripped Neo-classicism' of the moderns - every age using the classical language to make its own statement. For this edition the volume was completely redesigned and the number of illustrations more than doubled.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 23 Jun 1980

ISBN 10: 0500201773
ISBN 13: 9780500201770
Book Overview: 'An easy introduction to both the grammar and the superstructure of classical orders' Guardian

Author Bio
Sir John Newenham Summerson, CBE was one of the leading British architectural historians of the 20th century. He wrote mainly about British architecture, especially that of the Georgian Era. He was a Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, curator of Sir John Soane's Museum, London, and Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford.