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Architectural Theory An Anthology from Vitruvius to 1870

ISBN-10: 1405102586
ISBN-13: 9781405102582
Edition: 2005
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List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

An anthology that surveys developments in architecture from the earliest times to the late 19th century, presenting a collection of classic essays in the field.

Preface
General Introduction
Classicism and the Renaissance
The Classical and Medieval Traditions
Introduction
from On Architecture, Book 1 (c.25 BC)
from On Architecture, Book 2 (c.25 BC)
from On Architecture, Book 3 (c.25 BC)
from On Architecture, Book 4 (c.25 BC)
from I Kings
from The Book of Ezekiel (c.586 BC)
from The Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John (c.95 AD)
from The Book of Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis (c.1144)
from The Symbolism of Churches and Church Ornaments (1286)
Renaissance and Baroque Ideals
Introduction
from The Life of Brunelleschi (1480s)
from On the Art of Building, Prologue and Book I (1443-52)
from On the Art of Building, Book 6 (1443-52)
from On the Art of Building, Book 9 (1443-52)
from Book 1 of his untitled treatise on architecture (1461-3)
from Book 8 of his untitled treatise on architecture
from Book 3, The Complete Works on Architecture and Perspective (1540)
from Preface to Rules of the Five Orders of Architecture (1562)
from the Four Books of Architecture (1570)
from Ezekiel Commentaries (1604)
from Preface to Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptors (1550, 1568)
from "Life of Michelangelo" in Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptors (1550, 1568)
from Preface to Palaces of Genoa (1622)
Classicism in France and Britain
French Classicism: Ancients and Moderns
Introduction
from Rules for the Direction of the Mind (1628)
from Preface to A Parallel of the Ancient Architecture with the Modern (1650)
from Diary of the Cavaliere Bernini's Visit to France (1665)
from "Inaugural Lecture to the Academy of Architecture" (1671)
from Architecture Course (1675)
from Harmonic Architecture (1677)
annotations to French translation of The Ten Books of Architecture of Vitruvius (1673)
from Architecture Course, Vol. II (1683)
from The Ten Books of Architecture of Vitruvius, second edition (1684)
from Ordonnance for the Five Kinds of Columns After the Method of the Ancients (1683)
from Preface to Historical Survey of the Life and Works of the Most Celebrated Architects (1687)
from Preface to Parallel of the Ancients and Moderns with Regard to the Arts and Sciences (1688)
from "Design of a Portal for the Church of Sainte-Genevieve in Paris" (1697)
from Critical Memoirs on Architecture (1702)
from New Treatise on All Architecture or the Art of Building (1706, 1714)
British Classicism and Palladianism
Introduction
from The Elements of Architecture (1624)
from Tract I on architecture (mid-1670s)
from Tracts II and IV on architecture (mid-1670s)
from Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (1711)
from "A Letter Concerning Design" (1712)
Introduction to Vitruvius Britannicus, Vol. I (1715)
Translator's Preface to The Architecture of A. Palladio (1715)
"Advertisement" to The Designs of Inigo Jones (1727)
Introduction to A Book of Architecture (1728)
from An Essay in Defence of Ancient Architecture (1728)
from Of False Taste (1731)
"Advertisement" to Andrea Palladio: The Four Books of Architecture (1737)
from "An Essay upon Harmony" (1739)
Neoclassicism and the Enlightenment
Early Neoclassicism
Introduction
from Preface to Outline for a Historical Architecture (1721)
from Philosophic Letters on the English (1733)
from "Memoir on Architectural Proportions" (1739)
from "Memoir on Gothic Architecture" (1741)
from Notes for a projected treatise on architecture (c. 1740s)
from Preface to The Spirit of the Laws (1748)
from "Discourse on the Sciences and Arts" (1750)
from "Preliminary Discourse of the Editors" (1751)
from "Architecture" in Diderot's Encyclopedia (1751)
from Preface to Treatise on Essential Beauty in the Arts (1752)
from Essay on Architecture (1753)
from Essay on Architecture (1753)
from A Complete Body of Architecture, Chapter II (1756)
from A Complete Body of Architecture, Chapter IX (1756)
from A Treatise on Civil Architecture (1759)
from A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture (1791)
Greece and the Classical Ideal
Introduction
from "Proposals for publishing an accurate description of the Antiquities of Athens" (1748)
from The Ruins of Palmyra (1753)
from Reflections on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and Sculpture (1755)
from "A Dialogue on Taste" in The Investigator (1755)
from The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece (1758)
from The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece (1758)
from Preface to The Antiquities of Athens (1762)
from History of the Art of Antiquity (1764)
from History of the Art of Antiquity (1764)
from History of the Art of Antiquity (1764)
from "Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette" (1765)
from Opinions on Architecture (1765)
from "An Apologetical Essay in Defence of the Egyptian and Tuscan Architecture" (1769)
Character and Expression
Introduction
from Book of Architecture (1745)
from Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge (1746)
from History of the Arrangement and Different Forms that the Christians Have Given to Their Churches (1764)
from Course of Architecture (1771)
from The Genius of Architecture (1780)
from The Genius of Architecture (1780)
from Letters on the Architecture of the Ancients and the Moderns (1787)
from Methodical Encyclopedia (1788)
from Architecture, Essay on Art (c.1794)
from Architecture, Essay on Art (c.1794)
from Architecture Considered in Relation to Art, Morals, and Legislation (1804)
from Royal Academy Lectures on Architecture (V and XI; 1812-15)
Theories of the Picturesque and the Sublime
Sources of the Picturesque
Introduction
from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690)
from "Upon the Gardens of Epicurus; or, of Gardening in the Year 1685" (1692)
from Letter to the Duchess of Marlborough (1709)
from "The Moralists" (1709)
from The Spectator (1712)
from The Villas of the Ancients Illustrated (1728)
from New Principles of Gardening (1728)
from Lectures on Architecture (1736)
from Designs of Chinese Buildings (1757)
Toward a Relativist Aesthetics
Introduction
from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, fourth edition (1700)
from The Spectator (1712)
from Critical Reflections on Poetry, Painting, and Music (1719)
from An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725)
from the "Third Dialogue" of Alciphron (1732)
from A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40)
from "A Dialogue on Taste" in The Investigator (1755)
from An Essay on Taste (1756)
from "Of the Standard of Taste" (1757)
from A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
from A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757)
from Elements of Criticism (1762)
from Preface to The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam (1773-8)
Consolidation of Picturesque Theory
Introduction
from Observations on Modern Gardening (1770)
from "The History of the Modern Taste in Gardening" (1771)
from A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening (1772)
from Observations on the River Wye (1782)
from Discourses on Art (1786)
from Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Buildings (1788)
from Essays on the Picturesque (1794)
from "Postscript" to The Landscape, second edition (1795)
from Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening (1795)
from "An Essay on Architecture and Buildings as connected with Scenery" (1798)
from An Analytical Inquiry into the Principles of Taste (1805)
from Royal Academy Lectures on Architecture, V, VIII, and XI (1812-15)
The Rise of Historicism in the Nineteenth Century
Challenges to Classicism in France, 1802-34
Introduction
from Precis of the Lectures on Architecture (1802)
from On Egyptian Architecture (1803)
from Archaeology of the Architecture of the Greeks and Romans (1801)
from The Olympian Jupiter (1814)
from "On the Aegina Marbles" (1819)
annotations to Stuart and Revett's The Antiquities of Athens, second edition (1825)
from The Temple of Apollo at Bassae in Arcadia (1826)
from "Polychrome Architecture Among the Greeks" (1830)
from Preliminary Remarks on Polychrome Architecture and Sculpture in Antiquity (1834)
excerpts from three letters of 1829, 1830, and 1831
from To Artists (1830)
from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1832)
from Preliminary Remarks on Polychrome Architecture and Sculpture in Antiquity (1834)
from "Architecture" in the New Encyclopedia (1834)
The Gothic Revival in Britain, Germany, and France
Introduction
from Letter to H. Zouch (1759)
from A Description of the Villa of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill (1774)
from "On German Architecture" (1772)
from The Genius of Christianity (1802)
from Notes on a Trip through the Netherlands (1806)
from "The Cathedral in Cologne" (1814)
from Monuments of German Architecture (1815-21)
from An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture (1817)
from Architectural Notes on German Churches (1830)
from Remarks on the Architecture of the Middle Ages (1835)
from Contrasts (1836)
from The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture (1841)
from The Ecclesiologist (1841)
from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1832)
from "Architecture" in the New Encyclopedia (1834)
from "On the Construction of Religious Buildings in France" (1844)
The German Style Debate
Introduction
from Critique of Judgment (1790)
from Lectures on Literature and the Fine Arts (1801-2)
from "Some Thoughts on the Necessity of Endeavoring to Unify the Various Departments of Architecture..." (1799)
Literary fragments (c.1805)
from The Philosophy of Fine Art (1820s)
from Letter to Johann Martin von Wagner (1828)
from In What Style Should We Build? (1828)
from "Remarks on the Book: In What Style Should We Build?" (1829)
from Notes for a textbook on architecture (c.1830)
from Notes for a textbook on architecture (c.1835)
from "Thoughts on the Development of a National Architectural Style for the Present" (1841)
from "Remarks on the Architectural Questions Broached by Professor Stier..." (1845)
from "Contribution to the Contemporary Question: In What Style Should One Build!" (1845)
from "The Principles of the Hellenic and Germanic Ways of Building" (1846)
The Rise of American Theory
Introduction
Letters (1787, 1791, 1805, 1810)
from Letter to Thomas Jefferson (1807)
from "On Architecture" (1814)
from Introductory lecture on architecture (1824)
from "Of Modern Architecture" (1841)
from "Architecture in the United States" (1844)
from "The Cultivation of True Taste" (1851)
from "Self-Reliance" (1841)
from "Thoughts on Art" (1841)
from Letter to Washington Allston (1831)
from "American Architecture" (1843)
from "Structure and Organization" (1852)
from his journal (January 11, 1852)
from A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (1841)
from Cottage Residences (1842)
from Hints to Persons about Building in the Country (1847)
from The Architecture of Country Houses (1850)
from Villas and Cottages (1857)
from The Art-Idea (1864)
Historicism in the Industrial Age
The Battle of the Styles in Britain
Introduction
from Observations on the Plans and Elevations Designed by James Wyatt (1804)
from An Historical Essay on Architecture (1835)
from "Preliminary Discourse before the University College of London" (1842)
from The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849)
from The Builder (1850)
from Rudimentary Treatise on the Principles of Design in Architecture (1850)
from "The Nature of Gothic" (1851-3)
from The Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century (1851)
from "Supplementary Report on Design" (1852)
from The Grammar of Ornament (1856)
from "The Deteriorative Power of Conventional Art over Nations" (1859)
"The Battle of the Styles," from The Builder (1860)
from History of the Modern Styles of Architecture (1862)
Prospectus for Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company (1861)
Rationalism, Eclecticism, and Realism in France
Introduction
from "Studies of Architecture in France" (1844)
from "On the Construction of Religious Building in France" (1845)
from "On Liberty in Art" (1847)
from Treatise on Architecture (1850)
from "Architecture" in Reasoned Dictionary (1854)
from "Statement on Realism" (1855)
from "The Painter of Modern Life" (1859)
from Lectures on Architecture, Lecture VI (1859)
from Revue generale, Vol. 21 (1863)
from Revue generale, Vol. 23 (1866)
from "Salon of 1866"
from "Style" in Reasoned Dictionary (1866)
from Lectures on Architecture, Lecture XII (1866)
from The Covered Market of Paris (1872)
Tectonics and Style in Germany
Introduction
from Dutch Letters (1834)
from Greek Tectonics (1843)
from "Suggestions on the Skillful Relation of Ornament to Untreated Form" (1845)
from The Structural Element in Architecture (1849)
from The Four Elements of Architecture (1851)
from Science, Industry, and Art (1852)
from The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860)
from The History of the Italian Renaissance (1867)
from Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts (1860)
from Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts (1860)
from History of German Aesthetics (1868)
from On Architectural Style (1869)
from "On the Meaning and Power of Space in Architecture" (1869)
Additional Recommended Readings
Acknowledgments
Index

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