The Classical Language of Architecture First Edition [John Summerson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Classical Language of Architecture. Front Cover. John Summerson. Methuen & Company, – Architecture – 56 pages. The Classical Language of Architecture is a compilation of six BBC radio lectures given in by Sir John Summerson. It is a some page discussion.

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Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them, break them or poetically contradict them.

He pointed me towards this book, for which I am eternally grateful. A easily read narrative for the understanding of interpreting historic buildings. He wrote mainly about British architecture, especially that of the Georgian Era. William J R Curtis. However, after reading the reviews it sounds dangerouA. Great help for my architectural course! A Critical History World of Art. I found this the most helpful architecture book of all, admittedly coming from a standing start as a general reader rather than a student.


The Classical Language of Architecture (World of Art)

Lists with This Book. Summerson had a great gift for explaining difficult things in plain English. Books by John Summerson. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I can’t recommend it highly enough if you take any interest in architecture. Open Preview See a Problem? Vani rated it really liked it Dec 01, Add all three to Basket. I do enjoy, however, the way that Summerson demonstrates the progression of classical ideas within this new age of architecture.

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The Classical Language of Architecture (World of Art)

I will never understand books on architecture that have tiny greyscale images, all pushed to the last pages of the book. There is a glossary that helps you to understand some of the jargon. Summerson finishes his book by looking briefly at the classical influence in architecture as it transitioned through the Enlightenment and towards Modernism and contemporary architecture.


Jan 14, Tomas rated it really liked it. A true masterpiece about classical architecture that spans antiquity to 19th century European and American architecture. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The book was originally devised as a series of six scripts for BBC Radio inbefore being further illustrated and published.

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Sometimes the author forgets that he’s addressing a non-architectural public, so those college days sitting in an architectural history course definitely languafe in handy. Thames and Hudson Ltd; Revised and enlarged edition edition 23 Jun. La arquitectura es un lenguaje que no se oye, sino que se ve.

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