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The First Moderns: The Architects of the Eighteenth Century Paperback – October 13, 1983

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"This is a product of rare scholarship. A cultural history of European architecture between 1660 and 1780 ... it is the boldest history of architecture to have appeared since Wittkower's Architectural Principles."
Jules Lubbock, Art History

"The range of Rykwert's learning is enormous. History of gardens, Chinese influences, festival architecture, all contribute to the overflowing wealth. Great figures in the history of thought and science—Bacon, Newton, Vico—are seen from new angles.... This is no superficial history of styles, no conventional history of ideas. It invigorates both through the attempt at a new kind of history of architecture."
Frances Yates, The Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 585 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press; Reprint edition (October 13, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262680394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262680394
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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By Filomena Daleandro on June 4, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Brilliant scholarship! profusely illustrated throughout! Excellent book!!!
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