The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste

The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste

Paperback Classical America Series in Art and Architecture

By (author) Geoffrey Scott, Introduction by Paul Barolsky

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 13mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 14 July 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393730352
  • ISBN 13: 9780393730357
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 27 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 258,251

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Reissued in trade format with a new introduction, The Architecture of Humanism offers a brilliant analysis of the theories and ideas behind much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. It discusses the classical tradition as reflected in the architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the role given the human body in that tradition. It is recommended reading for all architecture students, and essential for those interested in the revival of classical architecture.

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Henry Hope Reed is founder and president of Classical America and is the author of numerous books, including The Golden City and The New York Public Library. He lives in New York City.

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"A new edition of this minor classic of architectural criticism is welcome not only because it is still worth reading but also because it is so apposite, for the architectural situation a hundred years ago was similar to our own...In a period such as our own, where architecture is so dominated by conceptual interpretations, by a seemingly endless succession of -isms, it is useful to be reminded that buildings are-or should be- made to be experienced and enjoyed." -- Witold Rybczynski