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Classical architecture : the poetics of order

Author: Alexander Tzonis; Liane Lefaivre
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating introduction to classical art and architecture is the first book to investigate the way classical buildings are put together as formal structures.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Tzonis; Liane Lefaivre
ISBN: 0262200597 9780262200592 026270031X 9780262700313
OCLC Number: 13330006
Notes: "This publication draws in part from De taal van de klassicistiese architektuur"--Title page verso.
Includes indexes.
Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Logos opticos: the logic of composition --
I. Rules of composition. Taxis: the framework ; The genera: the elements ; Symmetry: the relations --
II. Anthology of classical works. Architectural scansion ; Parataxis: the architectural parade --
III. Why classicism? Entaxis: confrontations and conflicts ; Critical classicism: the tragic function.
Responsibility: Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre.

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