Ordonnance for the Five Kinds of Columns after the Method of the Ancients

ISBN-10: 0892362332

ISBN-13: 9780892362332

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List price: $25.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Alberto P�rez-G�mez is Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture at McGill University. He is the author of Architecture and the Crisis of Modern Science (MIT Press, 1983) and (with Louise Pelletier) Architecural Representation and the Perspective Hinge (MIT Press, 1997).

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Preface
Ordonnance and the Architectural Orders
The Dimensions Regulating the Proportions of the Orders
The General Proportions of the Three Main Parts of Entire Columns
The Height of Entablatures
The Length of Columns
The Height of Entire Pedestals
The Proportions of the Parts of Pedestals
The Diminution and Enlargement of Columns
The Projection of the Base of Columns
The Projection of the Base and Cornice of Pedestals
The Projection of the Cornice of Entablatures
The Proportions of Capitals
The Proportions of the Astragal and the Lip of the Column Shaft
The Tuscan Order
The Doric Order
The Ionic Order
The Corinthian Order
The Composite Order
Pilasters
Abuses in the Alteration of Proportions
Some Other Abuses Introduced into Modern Architecture
Bibliography
Index
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