Origins Of Classical Architecture

Author: Mark Wilson Jones
ISBN: 9780300182767
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Purpose and setting of the Greek temple -- Formative developments -- Questions of construction and the Doric genus -- Questions of influence and the Aeolic capital -- Questions of appearance and the Ionic genus -- Questions of meaning and the Corinthian capital -- Gifts to the gods -- Triglyphs and tripods -- Crucible -- Questions answered and unanswered.

Classical Architecture

Author: Robert Adam
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
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In Classical Architecture Robert Adam traces the history of classical design to the present day and provides examples of virtually every one of its applications.

The American Vignola

Author: William R. Ware
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137694
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This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.

Classical Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393731194
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Professor James Stevens Curl discusses in clear, straightforward language the origins of classical architecture in Greek and Roman antiquity and outlines its continuous development, through its various manifestations during the Renaissance, its transformations in Baroque and Rococo phases, its reemergence in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century Neoclassicism, and its survival into the modern era. The text and illustrations celebrate the richness of the classical architectural vocabulary, grammar, and language, and demonstrate the enormous range of themes and motifs found in the subject. All those who wish to look at buildings old and new with an informed eye will find in this book a rich fund of material, and the basis for an understanding of a fecund source of architectural design that has been at the heart of western culture for over two and a half millennia.

On The Greek Origins Of Biopolitics

Author: Mika Ojakangas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317216369
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This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as the western political thought itself: the politico-philosophical categories of classical thought, particularly those of Plato and Aristotle, were already biopolitical categories. In their books on politics, Plato and Aristotle do not only deal with all the central topics of biopolitics from the political point of view, but for them these topics are the very keystone of politics and the art of government. Yet although the Western understanding of politics was already biopolitical in classical Greece, the book does not argue that the history of biopolitics would constitute a continuum from antiquity to the twentieth century. Instead Ojakangas argues that the birth of Christianity entailed a crisis of the classical biopolitical rationality, as the majority of classical biopolitical themes concerning the government of men and populations faded away or were outright rejected. It was not until the renaissance of the classical culture and literature – including the translation of Plato’s and Aristotles political works into Latin – that biopolitics became topical again in the West. The book will be of great interest to scholars and students in the field of social and political studies, social and political theory, moral and political philosophy, IR theory, intellectual history, classical studies.

The Art Of Building In The Classical World

Author: John R. Senseney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113949726X
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This book examines the application of drawing in the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in science and philosophy. Building on recent scholarship that examines and reconstructs the design process of classical architecture, John R. Senseney focuses on technical drawing in the building trade as a model for the expression of visual order, showing that the techniques of ancient Greek drawing actively determined concepts about the world. He argues that the uniquely Greek innovations of graphic construction determined principles that shaped the massing, special qualities and refinements of buildings and the manner in which order itself was envisioned.

Origins Of Architectural Pleasure

Author: Grant Hildebrand
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520215054
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This engaging study discusses ways in which architectural forms emulate some archetypal settings that humans have found appealing--and useful for survival--from ancient times to the present. 119 photos. 6 line figures.

Classical Architecture And Monuments Of Washington D C A History Guide

Author: Michael Curtis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625859716
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Classical design formed our nation's capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the columns of the Lincoln Memorial and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the founders' comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the L'Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, D.C., and how those designs are reflected in two hundred years of monuments, museums and representative government. View the statues of our Founding Fathers with the eye of a sculptor and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of modern additions to Washington's monumental structure. Author Michael Curtis guides this tour of the heart of the District of Columbia.

Classical Architecture For The Twenty First Century

Author: J. François Gabriel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393730760
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"[A] richly illustrated, carefully explained introduction to classical architecture... Highly recommended." --Choice

The Classical Language Of Architecture

Author: John Summerson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262690126
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The author's purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language.