The True, the Fictive, and the Real: The Historical Dictionary of Architecture of Quatremère de Quincy

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The importance of this dictionary stems from Quatreme're's profound reflections on the nature of architecture: on the principles which are at the source of his rules and on the roles of imitation and invention within tradition.

This book provides the first English translation of the theoretical essays from his seminal work, Le Dictionnaire Historique d' Architecture.

 

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Socrates defending himself before his Judges A Canova Engraving
13
QUATREMERE DE QUINCYS THEORY
17
Terpischore A Canova Engraving by H Moses
19
The primitive hut M A Laugier
21
Lykian Tomb
22
Invention Propriety and the Boundaries between the Arts
30
St Peters Dome M Buonarotti
36
Parthenon
75
Pantheon interior
81
Cathedral of Pisa Buschetto
84
Campo Santo Pisa G da Pisa
85
San Carlo alle Quattre Fontane F Borromini
91
Church of the Invalides Paris J H Mansart
93
Temple building
94
Arsenal in Piraeus
95

ARCHITECTURE AND LANGUAGE
37
San Pietro in Montorio D Bramante
40
Church of the Sorbonne Le Mercier
41
POETIC ORDER
43
Apollo crowning himself A Canova Engraving
44
True Plurality and False Pluralism Leon Krier
47
CHAPTER IVBIOGRAPHICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CHRONOLOGY
49
The Palais des Etudes LEcole des BeauxArts
50
PART II
59
Tower of the Winds Athens
65
Temple of Vespasian Roman Forum
68
Theatre de 1Odeon Paris
104
Arch of Titus Rome
114
Composite Order Baths of Diocletian
115
Bibliotheque Nationale Paris court elevation
117
Pantheon dome construction
118
Columbarium at Varengeville
119
Belvedere Farm main barn and tower Demetri Porphyrins
122
Corinthian Capital Olympian Zeus
127
Egyptian and Corinthian Capitals
128
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SAMIR YOUNES is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Now also the Director of the Rome Studies Program, Younes taught at the Catholic University of America from 1986 until 1991 when he joined the Notre Dame faculty. He also taught at the Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture and lectured and reviewed student work at the Universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Miami and Maryland. His projects and essays on architecture and aesthetics have appeared in publications including Architectural Design, Archi e Colonne and American Arts Quarterly. He is the author of "The True, the Fictive and the Real" and "Quatremere de Quincy's Historical Dictionary of Architecture" and member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs, which makes recommendations on national architecture issues and is composed of seven superintendents of the major regions and museums in Italy and five foreign scholars.

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