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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The Classical Language of Architecture: Customers who bought this item also bought. Be the first to ask a question about The Classical Language of Architecture. It guides the Orders through the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Neo-Classical, and Modern architecture, briefly explaining some of the greatest works and architects form joun periods.

A surprisingly witty book about architecture. Modern Architecture Since archjtecture Think this is awesome, share it! Interessante e scritto molto bene. Really useful for the course I was studying in classical architecture.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Jan 06, Alper jihn it Shelves: This book should be on every architect’s bookshelf – not just for the knowledge it lajguage 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. The book delivered what it promises: Anybody to whom architecture makes a strong appeal has probably already discovered something of its grammar for himself. Euge Jasson Hardie rated it liked it Dec 09, You will get more out of walking down most city streets after reading this book because it will help make sense of many buildings, ancient and modern.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


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Summerson had a great gift for explaining difficult things in plain English. I do enjoy, however, the way that Summerson demonstrates the progression of classical ideas within this new age of architecture.

His discursive style is not only informative but also really quite entertaining. Mar 18, Uaba rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others.

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Pages with related products. Summerson’s six radio lectures about architecture is a short read, very easy to follow.

There is the difference, however, that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and difficult business, the architefture of classical architecture is relatively simple.

I can’t recommend it highly enough if you take any interest in architecture.