The Classical Language of Architecture First Edition [John Summerson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Classical Language of Architecture. Front Cover. John Summerson. Methuen & Company, – Architecture – 56 pages. The Classical Language of Architecture is a compilation of six BBC radio lectures given in by Sir John Summerson. It is a some page discussion.
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Jan 14, Tomas rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.
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Architefture Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Buy the selected items together This item: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Classical Language of Architecture: He pointed me towards this book, for which I am eternally grateful. 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.
Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as langguage 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.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Apr 09, Constance rated it liked it. 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! 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. Summerson had a great gift for explaining difficult things in plain English.
In doing so he places the Renaissance architects who we know jonh well — Alberti, Brunelleschi, Bramante, and Palladio, to sumerson a few summerrson in the context of this classical grammar, and demonstrates how they evolved it.
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It goes from the first civilizations to use that form of expression, to the latest. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Stefano rated it really liked it May 09, Summerson is one of my favourite architectural writers. Dinhkien rated it it was amazing Oct 28, I was very eager to purchase this wheelchair. See and discover other items: 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.
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Apr 26, Khenan Bragador rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. So far out of my depth. A true masterpiece about classical architecture that spans antiquity to 19th century European and American architecture. Pages with related products. The book seems to skim over the surface of the matter, but st Summerson’s six radio lectures about architecture is a short read, very easy to follow. Amazon Business Service for business customers. Also, probably since these lectures were broadcasted by the BBC, there is a lot of emphasis on British architects and buildings.
This book should be on every architect’s bookshelf – not just for the knowledge it imparts of the columns, capitols and pediments but for the lessons in proportion, rhythm and pattern as well as quite simply the pleasure of reading Summerson’s writing.
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Trivia About The Classical Lan A Critical History World of Art. Languzge finishes his book by looking briefly at the classical influence in languxge as it transitioned through the Enlightenment and towards Modernism and contemporary architecture.
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