Classical Architecture for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction to Design

Classical Architecture for the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction to Design

by Jean-Francois Gabriel
     
 

"[A] richly illustrated, carefully explained introduction to classical architecture… Highly recommended." —Choice
An exceptionally approachable, thorough, informative guide to the theory and technique of designing classical buildings, as taught by a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, this book, generously illustrated with sketches, freehand

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"[A] richly illustrated, carefully explained introduction to classical architecture… Highly recommended." —Choice
An exceptionally approachable, thorough, informative guide to the theory and technique of designing classical buildings, as taught by a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, this book, generously illustrated with sketches, freehand diagrams, renderings, and photographs, gives a lively, contemporary reality to what sometimes seems a remote subject. It is a practical text for learning how to design buildings in the classical tradition today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393730760
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Series:
Classical America Series in Art and Architecture Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Ten timeless canons12
Ch. 2The language of classical architecture : fifteen things to know36
Ch. 3The well-defined space62
Ch. 4Design and drawing76
Color plates81
Ch. 5Interior architecture112
Ch. 6Facades124
Ch. 7Massing142
Ch. 8Student projects for restricted sites156
Ch. 9Small things170
Ch. 10Edges and transitions178
Ch. 11Student projects for open sites194
Ch. 12A portfolio of recent classical buildings222

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