Classical Architecture: An Intro To Its Vocabulary And Essentials W Special Terms Glossar by Curl James StevensClassical Architecture: An Intro To Its Vocabulary And Essentials W Special Terms Glossar by Curl James Stevens

Classical Architecture: An Intro To Its Vocabulary And Essentials W Special Terms Glossar

byCurl James Stevens

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Professor James Stevens Curl discusses in clear, straightforward language the origins of classical architecture in Greek and Roman antiquity and outlines its continuous development, through its various manifestations during the Renaissance, its transformations in Baroque and Rococo phases, its reemergence in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century Neoclassicism, and its survival into the modern era. The text and illustrations celebrate the richness of the classical architectural vocabulary, grammar, and language, and demonstrate the enormous range of themes and motifs found in the subject.

All those who wish to look at buildings old and new with an informed eye will find in this book a rich fund of material, and the basis for an understanding of a fecund source of architectural design that has been at the heart of western culture for over two and a half millennia.
James Stevens Curl is Professor of Architectural History and Senior Research Fellow at The Queen's University, Belfast. He received his doctorate at University College, London, and in 1991-92 was Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. His many books include The Victorian Celebration of Death, The Oxford Dictionary of A...
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Title:Classical Architecture: An Intro To Its Vocabulary And Essentials W Special Terms GlossarFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 29, 2003Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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Curl's book is a useful alternative to the orthodox architectural histories of classicism.  Enhancing its utility are its index, clearly drawn plans, useful glossary drawn largely from his A Dictionary of Architecture and extensive illustrations . . . . Anyone who delights in the best that the art of building can provide will value this book. — Carroll William Westfall (APT Bulletin)One of the definitive works on architectural thought and practice. — Nicole V. Gagne (Traditional Building)