The Elements of Classical Architecture

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Architecture - 254 pages
"This new edition includes photographs that show the structures in situ. In addition, a third part focuses on classical architecture in America. "The American Contribution" contains additional drawings (some prepared especially for this volume) documenting the ways in which American architects shaped traditional models to the concerns of American culture, history, climate, urbanism, and technology, and even forged new building types, such as the classical skyscraper." "Gromort's drawings and the accompanying texts rebuild a body of knowledge that has been sadly discontinued in past decades, but has remained at the core of all architectural scholarship and innovation. This volume offers an abundant resource for all practitioners and students of architecture and design, and will be an invaluable tool for any education in the arts."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
The Importance of the Parallel in Architectural Studies
14
APPLICATION OF THE ORDERS
117
THE AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION
219
Bibliography
247
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About the author (2001)

Georges Gromort (1870-1961) taught architecture in Paris.

Henry Hope Reed is founder and president of Classical America and is the author of numerous books, including The Golden City and The New York Public Library. He lives in New York City.

Henry Hope Reed is founder and president of Classical America and is the author of numerous books, including The Golden City and The New York Public Library. He lives in New York City.

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