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Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture (Dover Architecture) [Paperback]

Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola , David Watkin , John Leeke
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24 Feb 2012 Dover Architecture
One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume solidified the architectural canon of the past five centuries. The distinguished architect known as Vignola identified the five orders — Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite — and illustrated them in full-page elevational detail. Accessible even to lay readers.

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (24 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486472620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486472621
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,017 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading 14 May 2014
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A very handsome and informative book. Essential reading and I will certainly recommend it. Vignola was a very influential architect.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Content Fine, Quality Not. 18 Mar 2014
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The content of this book is good but the paper and cover quality is rather poor.
It was cheap so I guess you can't expect too much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Larger Than Life 26 Mar 2000
By Joel Surridge - Published on
Dr Branko Mitrovic translates to English the most? published architectural treatise in history. There contains within his book, his typical attention to detail thereby decreasing error and misinterpretaion in the translation.
Beautifully bound and presented, this easy to read 'reference' is uncluttered but comprehensive. It is a book that for accurate proportioning systems alone is essential on any architects' shelf. There no longer needs to be any guessing where classical geometries are concerned. The illustrations are full page elevational detail....very easy to browse and understand.
Like a thesaurus for the poet, this fundamental system of tools is recommended for any architect, whatever their bent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have 7 Jan 2014
By Lucas Caracik de Camargo Andrade - Published on
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A historic canon!

Nice beautiful edition in an affordable price! What more may I ask for?

A must have for architects!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading 31 July 2013
By E. Fleisher - Published on
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So far, I have only skimmed this book but found it interesting. Looking forward to reading it from cover-to-cover when time permits!
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical and relevant 15 Jun 2014
By adrian j bileydi-lee - Published on
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As an artist and furniture maker this book holds a lot of interest for me. Good to have on the bookshelf
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic 9 Feb 2014
By Karlos Leonardo - Published on
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You need to appreciate antique writing... it's somewhat obscure to a laymen like me, but it brings the authenticity of the architectural design canons of the time.
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