The Classical Language of Architecture First Edition [John Summerson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Classical Language of Architecture. Front Cover. John Summerson. Methuen & Company, – Architecture – 56 pages. The Classical Language of Architecture is a compilation of six BBC radio lectures given in by Sir John Summerson. It is a some page discussion.

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It guides the Orders through the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neo-Classical, and Modern architecture, briefly explaining some of the greatest works and architects form these periods.

William J R Curtis. Read more Read less. Mar 18, Uaba rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jul 03, Scott Abercrombie rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about The Classical Language of Architectureplease sign up. Refresh and try again. Return to Book Page. I found this the most helpful architecture book of all, admittedly coming from a standing start as a general reader rather than a student.

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Apr 09, Constance rated it liked it. This is a good intro to classical architecture. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The premise being that classical zrchitecture lie in the harmonious relationships of parts, it is important to know why and how this ideal has sustained itself over time.


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Would have been a 5-star review had it not been for the authors dismissal of the Greek Revival in Architecture, which was only allowed a couple of pages, and also happens to be my favourite of the styles! Share your thoughts with other customers. Modern Architecture Since Classical architecture is a visual “language” and like any other language has its own grammatical rules.

See and discover other items: I can’t recommend it highly enough if you take any interest in architecture.

Sep 09, Lukas rated it coassical it. The book was originally devised as a series of six scripts for BBC Radio inbefore being further illustrated and published.

Want to Read saving…. Apr 15, Jason Copenhaver rated it liked it. Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jan 14, Tomas rated it really liked it. If you persevere through all teh flipping of pages it is abundant with key information. I do enjoy, however, the way that Summerson demonstrates the progression of classical ideas within this new age of architecture. Paperback80 pages.

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Very useful reference book. Euge Jasson Hardie rated it liked it Dec 09, Customers who bought this item also bought. Summerson is one of my favourite architectural writers. So far out of my depth.


Oct 31, Magdalena rated it liked it Shelves: It assumes no knowledge and is very well written and set out. Pages with related products.

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Would you like to see more reviews about this item? The author’s purpose is to set out as simply and vividly as possible the exact grammatical workings of an architectural language. There is a glossary that helps you to understand some of the jargon.

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