Classical Architecture

Classical Architecture is a significant exploration of architecture as the art of building. In a series of tightly argued essays, the author discusses the role of imitation, tectonics, ornament and originality in architecture, showing that the classical is that which speaks of tradition always in a modern voice.  The book also features an extensive appendix that makes accessible to readers excerpts from some of the most important classical texts relating to architecture.

" I find Classical Architecture an eloquent, thoughtful and deeply moving book." Philip Johnson

"Classical Architecture is a delight to read.  It is the most clear argument for a living classical tradtiion that I have ever read."  Cesar Pelli

Hardcover & Softcover 156 pages

Publisher: Academy Editions
(1991, 1998, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0856709697
ISBN-13: 1901092682