The Classical Language of Architecture First Edition [John Summerson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Classical Language of Architecture. Front Cover. John Summerson. Methuen & Company, – Architecture – 56 pages. The Classical Language of Architecture is a compilation of six BBC radio lectures given in by Sir John Summerson. It is a some page discussion.

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Summerson’s six radio lectures about architecture is a short read, very easy to follow.

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Amanda Thounaojam rated ths liked it Oct 29, It is still, to a great extent, the mode of expression of our urban surroundings, since classical architecture was the common language of the western world till comparatively recent times. Lists with This Book. Showing of 18 reviews. A easily read narrative for the understanding of interpreting historic buildings. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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This is a brilliant book: May 28, fran added it Shelves: The premise being that classical values lie in the harmonious relationships of parts, it is important to know why and how this ideal has sustained itself over ssummerson. It assumes no knowledge and is very well written and set out.


Euge Jasson Hardie rated it liked it Dec 09, jojn Wonderful little book and as sophisticated as a British educational book can be!

But, with google images nowadays, I think a novice could work through this book and walk away with a keener eye for classical motifs. Classical architecture is a visual “language” and like any other language has its own grammatical rules.

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classiical Share your thoughts with other customers. But it is a trade off, that one can do for the compactness of the book. Marco Spagna rated it really liked it Mar 29, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He wrote mainly about British architecture, especially that of the Georgian Era.

See Complete Table of Contents. Apr 26, Khenan Bragador rated it really liked it Shelves: He explains the vigorous discipline of “the orders” and the scope of “rustication”; the dramatic deviations of the Baroque and, in the last chapter, the johm between the classical tradition and the “modern” architecture of today.


Get to Know Us. I did find it quite chatty but that meant that it did jump around a bit, sometimes making it hard to follow. I will never understand books on architecture that have tiny greyscale images, all pushed to the last pages of the book.

En este libro se te habla sobre la esencia simetria, orden, columnas, innovadores clasicos y modernos There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If summetson persevere through all teh flipping of pages it is abundant with key information.

Don’t have a Kindle? Want to Read saving…. Sometimes the author forgets that he’s addressing a non-architectural public, so those college days sitting in an architectural history course definitely came in handy. Buy the selected items together This item: