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Essay on Architecture

Marc-Antoine Laugier, Anni Herrmann, Wolfgang Herrmann,

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ISBN 10: 0912158921 / ISBN 13: 9780912158921
Published by Hennessey & Ingalls August 1985, 1985
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This translation uses the text of the original 1753 edition. It also includes additions made by Laugier for the edition of 1755 as well as the Avertissement for that edition, which contains Laugier's rebuttal to his critics. An introduction by Wolfgang Herrmann gives details of Laugier's life and the context in which this book was written. The Essai is important as a key document in 18th century art theory. It is invaluable for a thorough understanding of the Neoclassical aesthetic and its development from the rationalism of the Enlightenment. Bookseller Inventory # 190230

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Title: Essay on Architecture

Publisher: Hennessey & Ingalls August 1985

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:New

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This translation uses the text of the original 1753 edition. It also includes additions made by Laugier for the edition of 1755 as well as the Avertissement for that edition, which contains Laugier's rebuttal to his critics. An introduction by Wolfgang Herrmann gives details of Laugier's life and the context in which this book was written. The Essai is important as a key document in 18th century art theory. It is invaluable for a thorough understanding of the Neoclassical aesthetic and its development from the rationalism of the Enlightenment.

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