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classical language of architecture

John Summerson

classical language of architecture

by John Summerson

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Published by Methuen .
Written in English


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  About the Book. Sir John Summerson's short (roughly 80 page) classic is an informal yet trenchant explanation of the classical grammar that has shaped Western architecture from antiquity through the current age. Various architectural elements and styles are explained in a delightful prose that engages and by: Buy The Classical Language of Architecture 1st Edition by John Summerson (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(32).

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  Robert Adam in his book Classic Columns addresses a topic many have addressed but at far greater depth of perception. Few can fail to perceive that classical architecture is a language and that it evolves slowly just as the English language does, and that it has been doing so for many centuries. Product Information. 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.4/5(1).


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