The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design and Craftsmanship
This book takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture. The book consists of two chapters: 'The Essays' and 'The Projects'. Starting with a foreword by renowned decorator David Easton, 'The Essays' are written by some of today's most sought after architects, scholars and craftsmen. Accompanied by sumptuous full page photographs and renderings that illustrate a use of fine materials, intricate detailing, and superb artisanship, these insightful texts are essential reading for anyone with an interest in the theory, practice and craft of classical design. 'The Projects' presents an illustrated look at 25 of today's finest classically-designed homes. Employing the theories prescribed in the writings of the first chapter, this portfolio of contemporary buildings exhibits the work of some of the most recognisable and celebrated architects in Great Britain and the United States. The work featured in within this book demonstrates the timeless beauty of classicism, and delights in the role that superbly crafted details play in creating art.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
18th century Allan Greenberg antique arch architects ART OF CLASSICAL artistic balusters beauty bricks building built carved ceiling classical architecture classical design classical detailing Classical Orders clients columns composition construction Corinthian cornice Country House crasmanship crasmen creating David Easton decorative dene dierent door Doric durability eect elegant elements ENGLAND entablature exterior fašade Foster Reeve Francis Johnson Francis Terry further image garden Georgian Greek gypsum Henry Hope Reed historic Hugh Petter Inigo Jones inspired interior inuence Ionic Ionic order John John Milner Julian Bicknell landscape language limestone living room Manor marble materials modern moldings nished ofthe ornament painted Palladian Palladio panels pavilion pediment period Peter Pennoyer pilasters plaster portico proportion reect Reeve & Associates Regency Renaissance rened replace design Richard Cameron Robert Adam Roman scagliola Shamamian signicant Soane space staircase style Vitruvius Wadia Associates walls window YORK