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Classical Architecture An Introduction to Its Vocabulary and Essentials, with Special Terms Glossary

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ISBN-10: 0393731197

ISBN-13: 9780393731194

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: James Stevens Curl, Curl Stevens

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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046

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Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
What is Classical Architecture?
A few definitions
The Orders of Architecture and Their Application
The Greek Orders
The Greek Doric Order
The Greek Ionic Order
The Greek Corinthian Order
The Roman Orders
The Tuscan Order
The Roman Doric Order
The Roman Ionic Order
The Roman Corinthian Order
The Roman Composite Order
Application of the Orders
The Graeco-Roman Roots of Classical Architecture
The main sources of Classicism: Greek Architecture
Roman Architecture
Concluding comparative remarks
The Renaissance Period
Columns, pilasters, antae, and piers
Key buildings of the Early Renaissance
Later Palazzi
Venetian Palazzi, Sansovino, and Alberti
Centralized and circular plans
Serlio and Vignola
Baroque, Rococo, and Palladianism
Bernini, Borromini, ellipses, and western facades
Some French examples
Classical Architecture in England
Some German buildings
Neoclassicism and After
Neoclassicism and Rome
Cordemoy and Laugier
The rediscovery of Greece
The Greek Revivai
The move away from Neoclassicism
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