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From the PublisherApril issue, three page article “Finding Beauty in the Details”, “The Art of Classical Details puts a magnifying glass to all of the corners, columns, and features that might otherwise go unnoticed—though their effect is still felt, even if unknowingly.”
New York-based architect Phillip James Dodd offers design connoisseurs a veritable graduate course in architectural theory put into modern practice in The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design, and Craftsmanship, a beautifully photographed volume devoted to residences that reflect an understanding of the role traditional forms, materials, and craft techniques play in shaping the buildings of the future.
—Marjorie E. Gage; New York Spaces Magazine; July/August 2013
Those who believe that beauty lies in order, symmetry, and the characteristic geometric ornamentation of the classical style will enjoy this beautifully-illustrated volume.
—Natalia Lonchyna; ARLIS/NA Review; July/August 2013
Dodd sets the tone for the wealth of knowledge packed in the pages to come.
—Phillip Dodd: Dering Hall; December 20, 2013