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Bibil Identifier bibil:219597
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Art of Building in the Classical World
Title (English, ) Vision, Craftsmanship, and Linear Perspective in Greek and Roman Architecture
Author Senseney, John R.
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPB 11798
Place 904:72
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 978-1-107-00235-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
245 Pages
height in cm 26
Genre Original
Abstract This book examines the application of drawing in the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in science and philosophy. Building on recent scholarship that examines and reconstructs the design process of classical architecture, John R. Senseney focuses on technical drawing in the building trade as a model for the expression of visual order, showing that the techniques of ancient Greek drawing actively determined concepts about the world. He argues that the uniquely Greek innovations of graphic construction determined principles that shaped the massing, special qualities and refinements of buildings and the manner in which order itself was envisioned.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Architecture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization
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