The Classical Orders of Architecture

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Routledge, 2005 - Architecture - 228 pages
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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.

1. The only detailed contemporary guide to the classical orders available
2. Presents the proportioning system in both metric and imperial for ease of understanding
3. An easily accessible introduction to the subject
  

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Contents

Foreword by Peter Hodson
13
Preface to the Second Edition
17
Introduction
19
Historical Background
30
The Orders in Detail
52
James Gibbs and the American Classical Tradition
108
The 96Part Orders
138
Use of The Orders
162
Illustrated Glossary
207
Bibliography
227
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Chitham is a consultant architect to Chapman Taylor Architects. Until recently he was President of ICOMOS-UK and Chairman of the Register of Archtiects Accredited in Building Conservation.

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