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The Four Books on Architecture Paperback – September 9, 2002
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Tavernor and Schofield's beautiful edition brings us...the Palladio we had always hoped to meet.(John McKean Architects Journal)
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In his Four Books of Architecture of 1570, Andrea Palladio balanced illustrations of ancient Roman construction, that he had drawn from observing ruins, with brief, straightforward practical interpretations of historical descriptions of Roman architectural design and construction from Vitruvius's First Century BC Treatise on Roman And Greek architecture, which had been found a century before in a Swiss monastery. To this treatise on Roman architecture, Palladio added examples of his own imaginative designs to demonstrate how ancient principles of engineering, planning, construction and decoration could enhance public and private buildings of his day.
Palladio's successful Four Books were published and translated many times. They became one of the most cited references for architects in the West, where they dominated architectural studies until academic training for architects became standard in the 19th century. Variations on Palladio's designs are everywhere. Thomas Jefferson's house, Montecello, is one of the best known examples in the U.S.. Jefferson owned a copy of Palladio's 1570 edition of the Four Books.Read more ›
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Condition was listed as very good, and indeed it is nearly perfect. It came in a nice strong box. Very pleased.Published 4 months ago by DixPix
This book is a must have for any architecture student. It is an excellent reference for precedent. I got a lot of use out of it in the first few year of school and still enjoy look... Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by Marc