The Art of Building in the Classical World: Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture

The Art of Building in the Classical World: Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture

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by John R. Senseney
     
 

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Examines the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped representations of the universe.See more details below

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Examines the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped representations of the universe.

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“This is an ambitious book, carefully edited and profusely illustrated. It is hard not to be stirred by the questions he raises: What were the origins of Greek and Roman architectural drawings? How did drawings determine the actual outcome of a building and a city? And, did architectural drawings affect aspects of intellectual life beyond architecture? -- Bryn Mawr Classical Review

“This book is a valuable contribution to a recent tradition of writings that have sought to get inside the working processes of Greek and Roman architects.” --American Journal of Archaeology

"The volume is an interesting addition to the recent literature on the art building in the Greek and Roman world."
Arctos

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139036269
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/23/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,177,923
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

John R. Senseney is Assistant Professor of Ancient History in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research has ranged from ancient methods of surveying and planning to Plato and book culture, with publications appearing in Hesperia, Sacred Landscapes in Anatolia and Neighboring Regions, the International Journal of the Classical Tradition, and the American Journal of Archaeology.

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