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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En este libro se te habla sobre la esencia jon, orden, columnas, innovadores clasicos y modernos Buy the selected items together This item: This book should be on every architect’s bookshelf – not just for the knowledge it imparts of the columns, capitols and pediments but for the lessons in proportion, rhythm and pattern as well as quite simply the pleasure of reading Summerson’s writing. Of course the book could use some extra pictures, as now the reader must flip the pages quite a lot to be able languahe follow the text, which describes quite small details in the architectural language of the buildings.

There are no discussion topics on this book architecturre. To see summersom your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Critical History World of Art. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get to Know Us. Having established the foundations of classical architecture, in the next two chapters Summerson leads us through a richly illustrated 16th century of classical style and the emergence of Baroque architecture.


I did find it quite chatty but that meant that it did jump around a bit, sometimes making it hard to follow. There is the difference, however, that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and difficult business, the language of classical architecture is relatively simple.

In doing so he places the Renaissance architects who we know so well — Alberti, Brunelleschi, Bramante, and Palladio, to name a few — in the context of this classical grammar, and demonstrates how they evolved it.

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Ross Gilfillan rated it liked it Jul 24, However, after reading the reviews it sounds dangerouA. Apr 15, Jason Copenhaver rated it liked it. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Oct 31, Magdalena rated it liked it Shelves: I was very eager to purchase this wheelchair.

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I will never understand books on architecture that have tiny greyscale images, all pushed to the last pages of the book. Customers who bought this item also bought. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The book seems to skim over the surface of the matter, but st Summerson’s six classiacl lectures about architecture is a short read, very easy to follow.

Jun 14, Guo rated it really liked it. Summerson had a great gift for explaining difficult things in plain English. He pointed me towards this book, for which I am eternally grateful.

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Amanda Thounaojam rated it liked it Oct 29, However, it’s a little too Brit-centric, which is forgivable since it was originally a BBC radio broadcast.

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. Jan 14, Tomas rated it really liked it.

Alice Thornton rated it really liked it Jul 13, He is less concerned with its development in Greece and Rome than with its expansion and use in the centuries since the Renaissance.

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Marco Spagna rated it really liked it Mar 29, He wrote mainly about British architecture, especially that of the Georgian Era.