The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Architecture - 194 pages
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Reissued in trade format with a new introduction, The Architecture of Humanism offers a brilliant analysis of the theories and ideas behind much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. It discusses the classical tradition as reflected in the architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the role given the human body in that tradition. It is recommended reading for all architecture students, and essential for those interested in the revival of classical architecture.

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Foreword by Henry Hope Reed
ONE Renaissance Architecture
Two The Romantic Fallacy
SEVEN The Academic Tradition
EIGHT Humanist Values
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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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