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Essay on Architecture
     

Essay on Architecture

by Marc-Antoine Laugier, Anni Herrmann (Translator), Wolfgang Herrmann (Introduction)
 

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This translation uses the text of the original 1753 edition. It also includes additions made by Laugier for the edition of 1755 as well as the Avertissement for that edition, which contains Laugier's rebuttal to his critics. An introduction by Wolfgang Herrmann gives details of Laugier's life and the context in which this book was written. The Essai is important as a

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This translation uses the text of the original 1753 edition. It also includes additions made by Laugier for the edition of 1755 as well as the Avertissement for that edition, which contains Laugier's rebuttal to his critics. An introduction by Wolfgang Herrmann gives details of Laugier's life and the context in which this book was written. The Essai is important as a key document in 18th century art theory. It is invaluable for a thorough understanding of the Neoclassical aesthetic and its development from the rationalism of the Enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912158921
Publisher:
Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1985
Series:
Documents and Sources in Architecture SE
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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