The Four Books of Architecture

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The Four Books of Architecture
Reprinting a 1738 edition of the works of Palladio (1508-1580), this is one of the great archives of architectural images and text: 
There are 200 engraved plates in total packed with visual content from elevations, columns and capitals, floor plans, detailing and statuary. Also includes some magnificent engraved title pages. Authentic and beautiful architectural elements to grace further designs and layouts.  

Book One: Materials and techniques and the five orders of architecture, Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite.
Books Two : Designs for private houses and mansions such as his renowned 'The Rotunda'.
Book Three: Public architecture such as street plans, bridges, piazzas and basilicas, largely of ancient Roman inspiration or origin.
Book Four: Designs for temples, including plans and sketches of the Parthenon. Images include floor plans, capitals of columns, the construction of spirals, facades, ornamentation, balustrades and a range of architectural detail.

Illustrations: 212 illustrations of plans, elevations and detail.
Author: Andrea Palladio
Size: 238 x 311 mm
Format: Paperback book
Copyright: Permission Free

ISBN 13: 9780486213088
ISBN 10: 0486213080

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