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

4.19 avg rating
( 21 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780486283104: The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture (Dover Architecture)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"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.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781773230573: The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1773230573 ISBN 13:  9781773230573
Publisher: Stellar Classics, 2017
Softcover

9780393008395: The American Vignola: A Guide to the Making of Classical Architecture (Classical America Series in Art & Architecture)

W W No..., 1977
Softcover

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. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0486283100

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
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. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # V0-9780486283104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Ware, William R.
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

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

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

7.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
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:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

9.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

10.

Ware, William R.
Published by Dover Publications
ISBN 10: 0486283100 ISBN 13: 9780486283104
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0486283100. Seller Inventory # Z0486283100ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

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

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book