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The Classical Orders of Architecture - Robert Chitham

The Classical Orders of Architecture

Paperback Published: 21st December 2004
ISBN: 9780750661249
Number Of Pages: 230

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This is the only publication that presents a modern interpretation of the Classical Orders. The new edition of this successful title now includes the proportions in both metric and imperial measurements to make the orders more accessible and to provide a valuable reference for designers.
The inclusion of both 100-part and 96-part systems of proportion is underpinned by an essay on James Gibbs - one of the 18th century authors of standardized proportioning systems - and his influence in America. Along with additional plates, this book gives a
clear introduction to those not familiar with the classical genre and is an easy to follow guide which assists architects, interior designers and conservators with the quality of their design.
1. The only detailed contemporary guide to the classical orders available
2. Presents the proportioning system in both metric and imperial for ease of understanding
3. An easily accessible introduction to the subject

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'This is the only modern source/textbook in existence... I need it!' Peter Hudson, Professor, University of Portsmouth, UK.

Original Introduction
Introduction to the New Edition: James Gibbs and his influence on American Architecture Calder Loth
Introductory notes on the 96-part Orders
Historical Background
The Orders in Detail
The 96-Part Orders
Use of the Orders
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780750661249
ISBN-10: 0750661240
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 21st December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 21.59  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition