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Tavernor, Robert

Works: 50 works in 132 publications in 3 languages and 3,337 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Designs and plans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, zxx, Contributor
Classifications: NA2515, 720
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Most widely held works by Robert Tavernor
Palladio and Palladianism by Robert Tavernor( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrea Palladio, probably the most famous architect in the Western world, stands at the beginning of the movement called Palladianism. For the landed gentry of sixteenth-century Venice he evolved a version of Renaissance architecture, combining classical authority, dignity and comfort, which he made available to the whole of Europe in his book "Quattro libri dell'architettura." So successful was the Palladian formula that it was consciously revived in other countries and in other times: by Inigo Jones at the court of Charles I in the early seventeenth century, by Thomas Jefferson and others in the New World. In each case, what was appealing about Palladianism was more than a matter of style: it was the fact that it expressed a way of life and a humanist moral philosophy, deriving ultimately from ancient Rome but enriched by the thinkers of the Renaissance and the Augustan Age. -- Book cover
On Alberti and the art of building by Robert Tavernor( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book - the first digest of Alberti's architecture to be published for twenty-five years - Robert Tavernor examines a variety of themes: the relationship between the architect and his patrons; his writings on the visual arts and his practical example; his significance for the extension of architectural theory into practice; and his success in raising the status of architecture to an art - one that sought to be in harmony with the natural world. The various building projects with which Alberti is known to have been involved are discussed in detail and placed in approximate chronological order, as well as being described in relation to the role of the patrons and builders and given an historical context
Smoot's ear : the measure of humanity by Robert Tavernor( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems human beings have devised over two millennia. He discusses measures in our own time - when space travel presents to humankind a direct encounter with the unfathomable measure of the universe
Body and building : essays on the changing relation of body and architecture by George Dodds( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Greek antiquity the human body has been regarded as a microcosm of universal harmony. In this book an international group of architects, architectural historians, and theorists examines the relation of the human body and architecture
On architecture by Vitruvius Pollio( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Schofield's new translation captures the clear, pragmatic tone of Vitruvius' writings. In his introduction, Robert Tavernor discusses Vitruvius' enduring legacy, his ideas about nature and proportion, and the wide range of subjects on which he wrote. This edition also includes suggested further reading, numerous illustrations and notes."--Page 4 of cover
The four books of architecture by Andrea Palladio( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitized facsimile of the 1570 Venice edition from a copy in the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress. Text is searchable
Edinburgh( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the art of building in ten books by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first moderntreatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Its importance for the subsequent history ofarchitecture is incalculable, yet this is the first English translation based on the original, exceptionally eloquent Latin text on which Alberti's reputation as a theorist is founded. Joseph Rykwert and his colleagues have been scrupulous in following Alberti's original intentions. Their version is based on the critical text published in 1966 by Giovanni Orlandi. It replaces the only other significant English version, by the Venetian architect James Leoni, whose source was not the original Latin but an Italian translation dating from the sixteenth century. Rykwert's substantial introduction discusses Alberti's life and career - as papal functionary, writer on a wide variety of topics, and architect and discusses the De Re Aedificatoria itself - its relation to the De Architectura of Vitruvius, its influence on contemporary and later architectural theory and practice, and its bibliographic history. The apparatus also includes an index and a glossary of terms. The translators were fortunate to have the help of eminent Alberti scholar Hans-Karl Lücke of the University of Toronto. Alberti set out to replace Vitruvius's authority, which had been undisputed for over a thousand years. In a Latin which was both more elegant and more precise than that of his ancient predecessor, he succeeded in framing a coherent account of the fragmented knowledge of antique architecture as it had survived through the dark and middle ages. His was the one book which established architecture as an intellectual and professional discipline rather than a craft and gave it a proper theoretical context; by showing how the great examples of ruined antiquity could be emulated in practice, it provided a theoretical basis for the architecture of the Renaissance. Alberti organizes the work of the architect according to solidity, use, and grace. The ten books begin with a book of definitions; there follow two books devoted to materials and constructional methods; books four and five discuss the uses of the parts of the building and the different building types. The bulk of the second part, books six through nine deal with grace: the problems of designing sacred buildings, the problems of beauty and ornament, of proportions. Book ten takes up problems of restoration, water supply, and minor adjuncts to building. -- Publisher's website
Allies and Morrison( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a monograph on one of the most influential architectural practices to have emerged in Britain in the last two decades of the 20th century. Following their victory in their very first competition - the Mound redevelopment in Edinburgh - Allies & Morrison has gone on to design many admired projects, including the British embassy in Dublin, the University of Cambridge Sidgwick campus and the BBC White City scheme. The buildings and projects are documented by drawings, photos and essays, plus comments by Bob Allies and Graham Morrison
The mathematical works of Leon Battista Alberti by Kim Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti was an outstanding polymath of the fifteenth century, alongside Piero della Francesca and before Leonardo da Vinci. While his contributions to architecture and the visual arts are well known and available in good English editions, and much of his literary and social writings are also available in English, his mathematical works are not well represented in readily available, accessible English editions have remained accessible only to specialists. The four treatises included here - Ludi matematici, De Componendis Cifris, Elementi di pittura and De lunularum quadratura - ar
I quattro libri dell'architettura Venice, 1570 ; the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress by Andrea Palladio( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and building assays on the changing relation of body and architecture( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Rezension von:] Jarzombek, Mark: On Leon Baptista Alberti : his literary and aesthetic theories. - Cambridge/Mass. : MIT Press, 1989 by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Gonzaga committenti dei progetti albertiani per San Sebastiano e Sant'Andrea a Mantova e per la tribuna della Santissima Annunziata a Firenze by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palladio's "corpus" : "I quattro libri dell'architettura" by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Rucellai e il suo complesso architettonico a Firenze by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplating perfection through Piero's eyes by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ritrattistica e l'interesse dell'Alberti per il futuro by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I caratteri albertiani dell'iscrizione del sepolcro Rucellai Firenze by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La transformation de San Francesco de Rimini en "Tempio Malatestiano" par Alberti by Robert Tavernor( )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On Alberti and the art of buildingSmoot's ear : the measure of humanityBody and building : essays on the changing relation of body and architectureOn architectureThe four books of architectureOn the art of building in ten booksAllies and MorrisonThe mathematical works of Leon Battista Alberti