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Archtecture Essays and History, Heavenly Mansions
Archtecture Essays and History Heavenly Mansions Author:John Summerson In this remarkable book, John Summerson interprets architecture as a reflection of the age in which it flowers, and traces the alternating themes of fantasy and funtionalism as exemplified in carious styles, and in the works of a number of influential men including Wren, Viollet-le-Duc, Butterfield and Le Corbusier. — He emphasizes the fantastic ... more »element in Gothic architecture and then the coldly intellectual adaptation of classical forms in Renaissance Italian Architecture.
Summerson conveys the aesthetic principles and enduring motives of architechture with extrordinary clarity and beauty, and this work will be invaluable to students of art, architecture and the humanities in general.« less