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Ordonnance for the Five Kinds of Columns After the Method of the Ancients

Claude Perrault ; introduction by Alberto Pérez-Gómez ; translation by Indra Kagis McEwen
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Santa Monica, CA : Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities ; [Chicago] : Distributed by University of Chicago Press, [1993]
French (translated from)
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Ordonnance des cinq espèces de colonnes selon la méthode des anciens English
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0892362324, 9780892362325, 0892362332 (pbk.), 9780892362332 (pbk.)
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  • Introduction / Alberto Perez-Gomez
  • Ordonnance and the Architectural Orders
  • The Dimensions Regulating the Proportions of the Orders
  • The General Proportions of the Three Main Parts of Entire Columns
  • The Height of Entablatures
  • The Length of Columns
  • The Height of Entire Pedestals
  • The Proportions of the Parts of Pedestals
  • The Diminution and Enlargement of Columns
  • The Projection of the Base of Columns
  • The Projection of the Base and Cornice of Pedestals
  • The Projection of the Cornice of Entablatures
  • The Proportions of Capitals
  • The Proportions of the Astragal and the Lip of the Column Shaft
  • The Tuscan Order
  • The Doric Order
  • The Ionic Order
  • The Corinthian Order
  • The Composite Order
  • Pilasters
  • Abuses in the Alteration of Proportions
  • Some Other Abuses Introduced into Modern Architecture.
1 online resource (193 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index.
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Electronic reproduction. Los Angeles, CA : Getty Publications, 2013. (Getty Publications virtual library)
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