The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture (Dover Architecture)

4.15 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780486283104: The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture (Dover Architecture)

"Vignola codified the rules of classical architecture for the Italian Renaissance . . . Ware codified Vignola for the American Renaissance." — John Barrington Bayley, from the Introductory Notes to The American Vignola
From 1890 to 1940, Americans designed and built classical architecture on an extraordinary scale. During this American Renaissance were built countless libraries, museums, universities, courthouses, capitol buildings and other structures, both public and private, rich with domes, pediments, colonnades, and other classical features. "We built with unparalleled grandeur," architect and scholar John Barrington Bayley observes, "and our architecture led the world."
More than any other document of the period, The American Vignola laid the groundwork for this grand resurgence in American architecture. Its author, William R. Ware, founded America's first school of architecture at M.I.T. in 1865, and sixteen years later, the School of Architecture at Columbia University. He became America's leading teacher of the art of designing classical architecture. The American Vignola is his textbook on that art.
As the Renaissance architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola helped to recover the lost laws of classical architecture that made possible the architectural wonders of the Italian Renaissance, Ware helped lay the groundwork for the wonders of the American Renaissance. The American Vignola contains tables of the Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite Orders; measured drawings of the great monuments of the ancient, Renaissance, and baroque periods; and guides for drawing and establishing geometrical relations. Especially important are its detailed practical instructions for designing classical arches and vaults, roofs and domes, doors and windows, walls and ceilings, steps and staircases, and more. Over 300 illustrations illuminate the text, including 37 full-page plates and 267 smaller figures. Introductory notes by Mr. Bayley and architectural expert Henry Hope Reed set Mr. Ware's great achievement in perspective.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publishers
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0486283100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ware, William R.
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V0-9780486283104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William R. Ware
Published by Dover Publications Inc., United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications Inc., United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 287 x 224 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Vignola codified the rules of classical architecture for the Italian Renaissance . . . Ware codified Vignola for the American Renaissance. -- John Barrington Bayley, from the Introductory Notes to The American Vignola From 1890 to 1940, Americans designed and built classical architecture on an extraordinary scale. During this American Renaissance were built countless libraries, museums, universities, courthouses, capitol buildings and other structures, both public and private, rich with domes, pediments, colonnades, and other classical features. We built with unparalleled grandeur, architect and scholar John Barrington Bayley observes, and our architecture led the world. More than any other document of the period, The American Vignola laid the groundwork for this grand resurgence in American architecture. Its author, William R. Ware, founded America s first school of architecture at M.I.T. in 1865, and sixteen years later, the School of Architecture at Columbia University. He became America s leading teacher of the art of designing classical architecture. The American Vignola is his textbook on that art. As the Renaissance architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola helped to recover the lost laws of classical architecture that made possible the architectural wonders of the Italian Renaissance, Ware helped lay the groundwork for the wonders of the American Renaissance. The American Vignola contains tables of the Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite Orders; measured drawings of the great monuments of the ancient, Renaissance, and baroque periods; and guides for drawing and establishing geometrical relations. Especially important are its detailed practical instructions for designing classical arches and vaults, roofs and domes, doors and windows, walls and ceilings, steps and staircases, and more. Over 300 illustrations illuminate the text, including 37 full-page plates and 267 smaller figures. Introductory notes by Mr. Bayley and architectural expert Henry Hope Reed set Mr. Ware s great achievement in perspective. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780486283104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0486283100 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI999969

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

William R. Ware
Published by Dover Publications Inc., United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications Inc., United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 287 x 224 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Vignola codified the rules of classical architecture for the Italian Renaissance . . . Ware codified Vignola for the American Renaissance. -- John Barrington Bayley, from the Introductory Notes to The American Vignola From 1890 to 1940, Americans designed and built classical architecture on an extraordinary scale. During this American Renaissance were built countless libraries, museums, universities, courthouses, capitol buildings and other structures, both public and private, rich with domes, pediments, colonnades, and other classical features. We built with unparalleled grandeur, architect and scholar John Barrington Bayley observes, and our architecture led the world. More than any other document of the period, The American Vignola laid the groundwork for this grand resurgence in American architecture. Its author, William R. Ware, founded America s first school of architecture at M.I.T. in 1865, and sixteen years later, the School of Architecture at Columbia University. He became America s leading teacher of the art of designing classical architecture. The American Vignola is his textbook on that art. As the Renaissance architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola helped to recover the lost laws of classical architecture that made possible the architectural wonders of the Italian Renaissance, Ware helped lay the groundwork for the wonders of the American Renaissance. The American Vignola contains tables of the Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite Orders; measured drawings of the great monuments of the ancient, Renaissance, and baroque periods; and guides for drawing and establishing geometrical relations. Especially important are its detailed practical instructions for designing classical arches and vaults, roofs and domes, doors and windows, walls and ceilings, steps and staircases, and more. Over 300 illustrations illuminate the text, including 37 full-page plates and 267 smaller figures. Introductory notes by Mr. Bayley and architectural expert Henry Hope Reed set Mr. Ware s great achievement in perspective. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780486283104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

William R. Ware
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213mm x 11mm x 283mm. Paperback. In the 1903 classic that laid the groundwork for the grand resurgence in American architecture, Ware presents tables of the Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite Orders; measured.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 160 pages. 0.458. Bookseller Inventory # 9780486283104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

William R. Ware
Published by Dover Publications (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0486283100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0486283100 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.94 Some items may NOT be available for International Shipping. Please contact us about a particular item. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9780486283104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

William R. Ware
Published by Dover Publications (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0486283100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

William R. Ware
Published by Dover Pubns (1994)
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Pubns, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 160 pages. 11.25x8.75x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0486283100

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.68
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book