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The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture (Dover Architecture)

 
 
 
 
The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture (Dover Architecture)
Author: William R. Ware
ISBN 13: 9780486283104
ISBN 10: 486283100
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1994-11-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $19.95
 
 

This includes tables of the Classical Orders, measured drawings of monuments, and practical instruction on classical design. 304 illustrations.

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A reprint of the W.W. Norton edition of 1977 (original edition, 1903). Ware founded America's first school of architecture at M.I.T. in 1865 and the school of architecture at Columbia U., and became the leading teacher of classical architecture. This textbook on classical architecture contains tables of the Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite Orders, drawings of great monuments of various periods, and guides for drawing and establishing geometrical relations, with detailed instructions for designing classical arches, domes, windows, walls, and staircases. Includes some 300 b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)