Origins of Classical Architecture

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 ...

Origins of Classical Architecture

Author: Mark Wilson Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300182767

Page: 304

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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.

The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

Hersey reinterprets key tales and taboos that were part of the cultural memory of the ancient Greeks.

The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262580892

Page: 201

View: 289

By analyzing this poetry - the tropes founded on the Greek terms for ornamental detail - he reconstructs a classical theory about the origin and meaning of the orders, one that links them to ancient sacrificial ritual and myth.

Classical Architecture

This well-illustrated book describes the fundamental principles and various aspects of classical architecture, including a detailed, illustrated glossary that is almost a dictionary of classical architecture in itself.

Classical Architecture

Author: James Stevens Curl

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393731194

Page: 231

View: 970

This well-illustrated book describes the fundamental principles and various aspects of classical architecture, including a detailed, illustrated glossary that is almost a dictionary of classical architecture in itself.

Greek and Roman Architecture

An illustrated survey of the development of classical architecture from ancient Greece to the fall of the Roman Empire

Greek and Roman Architecture

Author: Richard Allan Tomlinson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 479

An illustrated survey of the development of classical architecture from ancient Greece to the fall of the Roman Empire

The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture

In agreement with the common view of the progress of architecture, Soane held
Constantine's reign to be a period of moral ... Similarly, the elegant classical
language system had suppressed the religious and historical origins of these
primitive ...

The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture

Author: Nicholas Temple

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351693859

Page: 550

View: 684

This is the first comprehensive study of the reception of classical architecture in different regions of the world. Exploring the impact of colonialism, trade, slavery, religious missions, political ideology and intellectual/artistic exchange, the authors demonstrate how classical principles and ideas were disseminated and received across the globe. By addressing a number of contentious or unresolved issues highlighted in some historical surveys of architecture, the chapters presented in this volume question long-held assumptions about the notion of a universally accepted ‘classical tradition’ and its broadly Euro-centric perspective. Featuring thirty-two chapters written by international scholars from China, Europe, Turkey, North America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, the book is divided into four sections: 1) Transmission and re-conceptualisation of classical architecture; 2) Classical influence through colonialism, political ideology and religious conversion; 3) Historiographical surveys of geographical regions; and 4) Visual and textual discourses. This fourfold arrangement of chapters provides a coherent structure to accommodate different perspectives of classical reception across the world, and their geographical, ethnographic, ideological, symbolic, social and cultural contexts. Essays cover a wide geography and include studies in Italy, France, England, Scotland, the Nordic countries, Greece, Austria, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Poland, India, Singapore, China, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia. Other essays in the volume focus on thematic issues or topics pertaining to classical architecture, such as ornament, spolia, humanism, nature, moderation, decorum, heresy and taste. An essential reference guide, The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture makes a major contribution to the study of architectural history in a new global context.

Classical Architecture

This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures.

Classical Architecture

Author: Alexander Tzonis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262700313

Page: 306

View: 714

This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures. It researches the generative rules, the poetics of composition that classical architecture shares with classical music, poetry, and drama, and is enriched by a variety of examples and an extensive analysis of compositional rules. The 205 line drawings make up a discourse of their own, a pictorial text that serves as an introductory theory of composition or basic design aid. Drawing from Vitruvius, the poetics of Aristotle, the theories of classical architecture, music, and poetry since the Renaissance, and the poetics of the Russian formalists, the authors present classical architecture as a coherent system of architectural thinking that is capable of producing a tragic humanistic discourse, a public art with critical, moral, and philosophical meaning. Alexander Tzonis is Crown Professor of Architectural Theory and Methodology at the Technische Hogeschool, Delft. Liane Lefaivre teaches at the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Arnhem.

Architecture Theory Since 1968

A not-classical architecture is, therefore, not unresponsive to the realization of the
closure inherent in the world: rather, it is unresponsive to representing it. The End
of the Beginning An origin of value implies a state or a condition of origin ...

Architecture Theory Since 1968

Author: K. Michael Hays

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581882

Page: 807

View: 516

Forty-seven of the primary texts of contemporary architecture theory, introducing each by detailing the concepts and categories necessary for its understanding and evaluation.

Classical Architecture

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.

Classical Architecture

Author: Robert Adam

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 319

View: 102

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.

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture

A “ not - classical architecture is , therefore , not unresponsive to the realization of
the closure inherent in the world ; rather , it is unresponsive to representing it .
THE END OF THE BEGINNING An origin of value implies a state or a condition of
 ...

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture

Author: Kate Nesbitt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980546

Page: 606

View: 608

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of ArchitecturalTheory collects in a single volume the most significant essays on architectural theory of the last thirty years. A dynamic period of reexamination of the discipline, the postmodern eraproduced widely divergent and radical viewpoints on issues of making, meaning, history, and the city. Among the paradigms presented arearchitectural postmodernism, phenomenology, semiotics, poststructuralism, deconstruction, and feminism. By gathering these influential articles from a vast array of books and journals into a comprehensive anthology, Kate Nesbitt has created a resource of great value. Indispensable to professors and students of architecture and architectural theory, Theorizing a New Agenda also serves practitioners and the general public, as Nesbitt provides an overview, a thematic structure, and a critical introduction to each essay. The list of authors in Theorizing a New Agenda reads like a "Who's Who" of contemporary architectural thought: Tadao Ando, Giulio Carlo Argan, Alan Colquhoun, Jacques Derrida, Peter Eisenman, Marco Frascari, Kenneth Frampton, Diane Ghirardo, Vittorio Gregotti, Karsten Harries, Rem Koolhaas, Christian Norberg-Schulz, Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe, Thomas Schumacher, Ignasi de Sol-Morales Rubi, Bernard Tschumi, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, and Anthony Vidler. A bibliography and notes on all the contributors are also included.

Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization

Vitruvius's discussion about the origin of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian kinds of
architecture was brief, anecdotic, ... The Alleged Purity of the Classical The
question of whether Greco-Roman architecture was original, pure, and
spontaneous ...

Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization

Author: Liane Lefaivre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135719799

Page: 222

View: 302

The definitive introductory book on the theory and history of regionalist architecture in the context of globalization, this text addresses issues of identity, community, and sustainability along with a selection of the most outstanding examples of design from all over the world. Alex Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre give a readable, vivid, scholarly account of this major conflict as it relates to the design of the human-made environment. Demystifying the reasons behind how globalization enabled creativity and brought about unprecedented wealth but also produced new wastefulness and ecological destruction, the book also looks at how regionalism has also tended to confine, tearing apart societies and promoting destructive consumerist tourism.

The Origins of Medieval Architecture

This book is the first devoted to the important innovations in architecture that took place in western Europe between the death of emperor Justinian in A.D. 565 and the tenth century.

The Origins of Medieval Architecture

Author: Charles B. McClendon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300106882

Page: 264

View: 457

This book is the first devoted to the important innovations in architecture that took place in western Europe between the death of emperor Justinian in A.D. 565 and the tenth century. During this period of transition from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, the Early Christian basilica was transformed in both form and function. Charles B. McClendon draws on rich documentary evidence and archaeological data to show that the buildings of these three centuries, studied in isolation but rarely together, set substantial precedents for the future of medieval architecture. He looks at buildings of the so-called Dark Ages—monuments that reflected a new assimilation of seemingly antithetical “barbarian” and “classical” attitudes toward architecture and its decoration—and at the grand and innovative architecture of the Carolingian Empire. The great Romanesque and Gothic churches of subsequent centuries owe far more to the architectural achievements of the Early Middle Ages than has generally been recognized, the author argues.

The Stylistic Origins of Umayyad Sculpture and Architectural Decoration

... the continuous decoration of wall surfaces with reliefs is uncommon in Coptic
architecture , and the decorative strips do not clearly correspond to the Classical
architectural mouldings - although Classical patterns , such as eggs - and - darts
 ...

The Stylistic Origins of Umayyad Sculpture and Architectural Decoration

Author: Rina Talgam

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447047388

Page: 140

View: 900

This volume explores Sassanian, Central Asian, Byzantine, Coptic, and early Arab stylistic sources of Umayyad sculpture and architectural decoration, and discusses the way in which the Umayyad artisans melded motifs, composi-tions, and styles adopted from various sources into an innovative whole. This sophisticated orchestration of the various stylistic sources lends a fascinating dimension to the appreciation of Umayyad art. The simultaneous processes of transformation and continuity are evident in the works of many Umayyad artists, whose individual stylistic origins remain distinctive despite the great degree of flexibility and experimentation embodied in their art.The method used in this study places the focus on the artistic styles prevalent in Umayyad art. Case studies of three late Umayyad palaces - Khirbat alMafjar, Mshatta, and Qasr alHayr West - provide an indepth, multifaceted, and accurate account of the evolution and formation of Islamic art.

Master the SAT Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses

Modern buildings built in the classical style still adhere to architectural principles
established during the times of the ancient Romans. The following passage
considers some of those principles. Classical architecture, the origins of which
can ...

Master the SAT  Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768937078

Page: 848

View: 755

Peterson's Master the SAT: Diagnosing Strengths and Weaknesses contains a diagnostic test designed to help test-takers assess their abilities on the SAT. The test contains critical reading, writing, and math questions-all with detailed answer explanations. In addition, there is a score sheet and a comparison chart to help test-takers pinpoint relative strengths and weaknesses. Peterson's Master the SAT provides students with detailed strategies to help maximize their test scores AND offers hundreds of practice questions to help them prepare for test day. For more information see Peterson's Master the SAT.

Roman Architecture and Urbanism

This book explores for the first time the motives for urban intervention, methods for implementation and the socio-political context of the Augustan period, as well as broader design issues such as formal urban strategies and definitions of ...

Roman Architecture and Urbanism

Author: Fikret Yegül

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521470714

Page: 882

View: 981

Investigates Roman built environments from architectonic and planning perspectives, while celebrating the achievements of the providences as well as Italy.

Classical Architecture

What are the means of architectural imitation and what is architecture supposed
to imitate ? ... Hersey ' s claim , in his Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture , that
the origins of Classical forms are to be found in an archaic state of terror does ...

Classical Architecture

Author: Demetri Porphyrios

Publisher: Andreas Papadakis Pub

ISBN:

Page: 155

View: 401

A perceptive exploration of architecture as the art of building, tracing it back to its roots in Ancient Greece and Rome.

The Classical Orders of Architecture

... to Greek architecture which articulate his treatise, of the significance of the
Greek origins of Roman architectural form. ... proliferated, and these arguments
lasted up to and beyond the general lapse in interest in classical architecture.
Indeed ...

The Classical Orders of Architecture

Author: Robert Chitham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136358951

Page: 232

View: 670

This is the only publication that presents a modern interpretation of the Classical Orders. The new edition of this successful title now includes the proportions in both metric and imperial measurements to make the orders more accessible and to provide a valuable reference for designers. The inclusion of both 100-part and 96-part systems of proportion is underpinned by an essay on James Gibbs - one of the 18th century authors of standardized proportioning systems - and his influence in America. Along with additional plates, this book gives a clear introduction to those not familiar with the classical genre and is an easy to follow guide which assists architects, interior designers and conservators with the quality of their design.