Coupon
Form and Design in Classic Architecture
by Arthur Stratton


Overview - Most people recognize at a glance the extraordinarily graceful proportions of classical-style buildings such as London's Syon House and Athenaeum Club and the Banqueting Hall at Whitehall. Few, however, appreciate the underlying geometrical principles that lend these buildings their elegant unity of expression.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $24.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 14 copies from $14.07
 
eBook
Retail Price: $24.95
$16.36

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

This item is available only to U.S. and Canada billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Form and Design in Classic Architecture by Arthur Stratton
 
 
 
Overview
Most people recognize at a glance the extraordinarily graceful proportions of classical-style buildings such as London's Syon House and Athenaeum Club and the Banqueting Hall at Whitehall. Few, however, appreciate the underlying geometrical principles that lend these buildings their elegant unity of expression. "Form and Design in Classic Architecture" explains in simple, direct terms and with numerous photographic plates and line illustrations the ways in which the relationship of exterior and interior elements creates that unity and sense of completeness.
Dozens of edifices by Inigo Jones, the Adam Brothers, Sir Christopher Wren, and other renowned architects appear here, in images accompanied by detailed analyses. The author presents a chapter-by-chapter view of buildings in a variety of shapes, with separate treatments of vestibules, corridors, domed and vaulted ceilings, pavilions, loggias, interior and exterior staircases, porticoes, and colonnades.
The informative, readable text and handsome illustrations as well as the sheer beauty of the buildings themselves make this volume appealing, not only to architects and architectural historians but also to anyone with even a casual interest in architecture and design."


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780486434056
  • ISBN-10: 0486434052
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: June 2004
  • Page Count: 239

Series: Dover Books on Architecture

Related Categories

Books > Architecture > History - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews