Elements of Classical Architecture

Overview

A treasury of drawings in the great Beaux-Arts tradition.
Measuring and drawing classical buildings was the cornerstone of instruction at the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and it remains the best training for an architect. This book reproduces two important texts by Georges Gromort, professor of architecture at the Ecole for half a century, with the addition of photographs of the buildings, still standing, on ...

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Overview

A treasury of drawings in the great Beaux-Arts tradition.
Measuring and drawing classical buildings was the cornerstone of instruction at the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and it remains the best training for an architect. This book reproduces two important texts by Georges Gromort, professor of architecture at the Ecole for half a century, with the addition of photographs of the buildings, still standing, on which the plates were based, and ten American drawings in the classical style.

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The Forum
“[A] potent and relevant way of investigating and presenting how architectural effects are achieved.”
Booknews
Gromort (d.1961) wrote two works on Classical architecture, both presented here in English translation for the first time. The texts are introduced by short essays on Gromort (with full bibliography of his writings), the influence of his work on architectural studies, his , and American neo-classical architecture. The bulk of the book is made up of Gromort's beautiful line drawings that illustrate his text. Some b&w photos are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730517
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Series: Classical America Series in Art and Architecture
  • Edition description: (Edited and with an introduction by Henr
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,271,568
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Georges Gromort (1870-1961) taught architecture in Paris.

Henry Hope Reed is founder and president of Classical America and is the author of numerous books, including The Golden City and The New York Public Library. He lives in New York City.

Henry Hope Reed is founder and president of Classical America and is the author of numerous books, including The Golden City and The New York Public Library. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Credits 7
Foreword 9
A Brief Biography of Georges Gromort 11
Georges Gromort: The Essential Bibliography 13
The Importance of the Parallel in Architectural Studies 14
The Art of Composition 16
Introduction to "The American Contribution" 19
Pt. I Parallel of the Classical Orders 21
Preface 23
Pt. II Application of the Orders 117
Pt. III The American Contribution 219
Bibliography 247
Index 249
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