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Tavernor, Robert

Overview
Works: 40 works in 101 publications in 3 languages and 3,039 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: NA2515, 720
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Most widely held works by Robert Tavernor
Body and building essays on the changing relation of body and architecture ( )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 922 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
Palladio and Palladianism by Robert Tavernor ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book - an introduction to a vast and complex subject - sets out to highlight some of the successes of Palladio, as well as those of his followers in the English-speaking world, by exploring their various interpretations of the architectural theory that motivated and united them. Inigo Jones, the first of the great English Palladians, in the early 17th century; Lord Burlington a little over a hundred years later; and the last of the Anglo-Palladian in America, Thomas Jefferson, around 1800, will be singled out to trace individual readings of the Vitruvian message after Palladio. These men of action revolutionized the practice of architecture in their own times with the enhancing of society a primary objective
On Alberti and the art of building by Robert Tavernor ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 566 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 )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 477 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
On architecture by Vitruvius Pollio ( Book )
4 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."--P. [4] of cover
The four books on architecture by Andrea Palladio ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renaissance architect Palladio was one of the most influential figures the field of architecture has ever produced. Of even greater significance than his buildings is this treatise, one of the most important books in the literature of architecture
I quattro libri dell'architettura by Andrea Palladio ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and Italian and held by 54 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 )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the art of building in ten books by Leon Battista Alberti ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mathematical works of Leon Battista Alberti by Kim Williams ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 11 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
Palladio e il palladianesimo by Robert Tavernor ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allies and Morrison ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 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
Body and building : essays on the changing relation relation of body and architecture ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Palladio and Balladianism by Robert Tavernor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Body and building : essays on the changing relation of body and architecture : [for Joseph Rykwert on his seventy-fifth birthday] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Contemplating perfection through Piero's eyes by Robert Tavernor ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Architectural conservation by Robert Tavernor ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (73)
Italian (5)
French (1)
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