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Classical Architecture: The Poetics of Order

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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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Liane Lefaivre is Professor and Chair of History and Theory of Architecture, University of Applied Art, Vienna, and Research Associate at the Technical University of Delft.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262700313
Subtitle:
The Poetics of Order
With:
Lefaivre, Liane
Author:
Lefaivre
Author:
Liane
Author:
Tzonis, Alexander
Author:
Lefaivre, Liane
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture - Specific Styles
Subject:
Architecture, roman
Subject:
Architecture, greek
Subject:
Architecture, Classical
Subject:
Architecture -- Orders.
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Classical Architecture
Series Volume:
nos. 27 & 28, 1986
Publication Date:
19861016
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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