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I read this for my history of architecture course, and despite the eurocentric view, it’s just a fun read if you’re an architecture student who is fond of classical architecture and hearing it be described to you floats your boat.
Apr 26, Khenan Bragador rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is intended for anybody who cares for architecture but more specifically for students beginning a course in the history of architecture, to whom a guide to the classical rules will be an essential companion. I found this the most helpful architecture book of all, admittedly coming from a standing start as a general reader rather than a student.
Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of th The author’s purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.
Of course the book could use some extra pictures, as now the reader must flip the pages quite a lot to be able to follow the text, which describes quite small details in the architectural language of the buildings. Alice Thornton rated it really liked it Jul 13, Marco Spagna rated it really liked it Mar 29, Get to Know Us.
The Classical Language of Architecture. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others. The book works well as an introduction to classical architecture and its values and shifts over time, but it is by no means a stand-alone kind of book.
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I was very eager to purchase this wheelchair. The plethora of images meant that you also have to flip a lot as well.
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I did find it quite chatty but that meant that it did jump around a bit, sometimes making it hard to follow. Books by John Summerson. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The author’s purpose is to lanfuage out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language. Add all three to Basket. Also, probably since these lectures were broadcasted by the BBC, there is a lot of emphasis on British architects and buildings. There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.
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La arquitectura es un lenguaje que no se oye, sino que se ve. I will never understand books on architecture that have tiny greyscale images, all pushed to the last pages of the book.
William J R Curtis. Interessante e scritto molto languags. It goes from the first civilizations to use that form of expression, to the latest.
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It assumes no knowledge and is very well written and set out. The book was originally devised as a series of six scripts for BBC Radio in ot, before being further illustrated and published. Would have been a 5-star review had it not been for the authors dismissal of the Greek Revival in Architecture, which was only allowed a couple of pages, and also happens to be my favourite of the styles!