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Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings

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ISBN-10: 0521180864

ISBN-13: 9780521180863

Edition: 2010

Authors: Gottfried Semper, Harry Francis Mallgrave, Wolfgang Herrmann, Wolfgang Herrmann

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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Wolfgang Herrmann has spent most of his professional life in England. Political events forced his exile from Germany in 1933. Since then, he has devoted most of his scholarly career to the study of the theory of architecture and has written books on Laugier and Perrault.

Gottfried Semper: architect and historian
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Preliminary Remarks on Polychrome Architecture and Sculpture in Antiquity
The Four Elements of Architecture
Science, Industry and Art
Prospectus: Comparative Theory of Building
Prospectus: Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts or Practical Aesthetics
Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts or Practical Aesthetics
Prolegomenon
The Textile Art (Excerpt):
B. 'On the manner in Which Style is Conditioned by the Treatment of the Material'
C. 'On the Manner in Which Style Becomes Specialized and Developed in the Dressing (Bekleidung) in Different Nations Throughout the Course of Cultural History
On Architectural Styles
Notes
Name and place index
Subject index