The Resource The art of building in the classical world : vision, craftsmanship, and linear perspective in Greek and Roman architecture, John R. Senseney

The art of building in the classical world : vision, craftsmanship, and linear perspective in Greek and Roman architecture, John R. Senseney

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The art of building in the classical world : vision, craftsmanship, and linear perspective in Greek and Roman architecture
Title
The art of building in the classical world
Title remainder
vision, craftsmanship, and linear perspective in Greek and Roman architecture
Statement of responsibility
John R. Senseney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines the application of drawing in the design process of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in science and philosophy. Building on recent scholarship that examines and reconstructs the design process of classical architecture, John R. Senseney focuses on technical drawing in the building trade as a model for the expression of visual order, showing that the techniques of ancient Greek drawing actively determined concepts about the world. He argues that the uniquely Greek innovations of graphic construction determined principles that shaped the massing, special qualities, and refinements of buildings and the manner in which order itself was envisioned"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book examines the application of drawing in the creation of classical architecture, exploring how the tools and techniques of drawing developed for architecture subsequently shaped theories of vision and representations of the universe in science and philosophy. Building on recent scholarship that examines and reconstructs the design process of classical architecture, John R. Senseney focuses on technical drawing in the building trade as a model for the expression of visual order, showing that the techniques of ancient Greek drawing actively determined concepts about the world. He argues that the uniquely Greek innovations of graphic construction determined principles that shaped the massing, special qualities, and refinements of buildings and the manner in which order itself was envisioned"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Senseney, John R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2750
LC item number
.S45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural drawing
  • Architecture, Classical
  • ART
  • Architectural design
  • Architectural drawing
  • Architecture, Classical
  • Architektur
  • Architekturzeichnung
  • Raumdarstellung
  • Perspektive
  • Griechenland (Altertum)
  • Römisches Reich
Label
The art of building in the classical world : vision, craftsmanship, and linear perspective in Greek and Roman architecture, John R. Senseney
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: challenges of analysis and interpretation; 1. The ideas of architecture; 2. Vision and spatial representation; 3. The genesis of scale drawing and linear perspective; 4. Architectural vision; Excursus: envisioning cosmic mechanism in Plato and Vitruvius; Appendix A: analysis of the dimensions of the blueprint for entasis at Didyma; Appendix B: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature at Segesta; Appendix C: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature in the Parthenon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: challenges of analysis and interpretation; 1. The ideas of architecture; 2. Vision and spatial representation; 3. The genesis of scale drawing and linear perspective; 4. Architectural vision; Excursus: envisioning cosmic mechanism in Plato and Vitruvius; Appendix A: analysis of the dimensions of the blueprint for entasis at Didyma; Appendix B: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature at Segesta; Appendix C: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature in the Parthenon
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781107002357
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010049728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671710070
  • (OCoLC)ocn671710070
Label
The art of building in the classical world : vision, craftsmanship, and linear perspective in Greek and Roman architecture, John R. Senseney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: challenges of analysis and interpretation; 1. The ideas of architecture; 2. Vision and spatial representation; 3. The genesis of scale drawing and linear perspective; 4. Architectural vision; Excursus: envisioning cosmic mechanism in Plato and Vitruvius; Appendix A: analysis of the dimensions of the blueprint for entasis at Didyma; Appendix B: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature at Segesta; Appendix C: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature in the Parthenon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: challenges of analysis and interpretation; 1. The ideas of architecture; 2. Vision and spatial representation; 3. The genesis of scale drawing and linear perspective; 4. Architectural vision; Excursus: envisioning cosmic mechanism in Plato and Vitruvius; Appendix A: analysis of the dimensions of the blueprint for entasis at Didyma; Appendix B: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature at Segesta; Appendix C: analysis of the hypothetical working drawing for platform curvature in the Parthenon
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 245 pages
Isbn
9781107002357
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010049728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671710070
  • (OCoLC)ocn671710070

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