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The Four Books on Architecture

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Reference works,
  • Residential buildings, domestic buildings,
  • History Of Architecture,
  • Architecture,
  • History - General,
  • Architecture / History

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsRobert Tavernor (Translator), Richard Schofield (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9307474M
ISBN 100262661330
ISBN 109780262661331

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The Four Books of Architecture (Dover Architecture) by Andrea Palladio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Four eminent commentators on architecture—critics, authors, a dean, and a curator—give their opinions on the books that should be on every architect's reading list. Barry Bergdoll's Book List Long before I came to the conclusion that I wanted to study architectural history, I knew I wanted to collect books. The Four Books of Architecture offers a compendium of Palladio's art and of the ancient Roman structures that inspired him. The First Book is devoted to building materials and techniques and the five orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite/5.   Of even greater significance than Palladio's buildings is his treatise I quattro libri dell'architettura (The Four Books On Architecture), the most successful architectural treatise of the Renaissance and one of the two or three most important books in the literature of architecture. First published in Italian in , it has been translated into every major Western : MIT Press.

The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio was one of the most influential figures that the field of architecture has ever produced. For classical architects, the term Palladian stands for a vocabulary of architectural forms embodying perfection and beauty. Of even greater significance than Palladio's buildings is his treatise I quattro libri dell'architettura (The Four Books On Architecture. The First Book discusses building materials and techniques, as well as the five orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. Palladio describes the characteristics of each order and illustrates them. The Second Book discusses private town houses and country estates, almost all designed by Palladio.4/5(5). The Four Books of Architecture offers a compendium of Palladio's art and of the ancient Roman structures that inspired him. The First Book is devoted to building materials and techniques and the five orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. Of even greater significance than Palladio's buildings is his treatise "I quattro libri dell'architettura" (The Four Books On Architecture), the most successful architectural treatise of the.