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Heavenly Mansions and Other Essays on Architecture (Norton Books for Architects & Designers), JOHN SUMMERSON


Title:   Heavenly Mansions and Other Essays on Architecture (Norton Books for Architects & Designers)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Used - Good

Jacket Condition:   No Jacket

Publisher:    Charles Scribner's Sons 1998-10-01

ISBN Number:    0393318575 / 9780393318579

Seller ID:   20070528103280

First American Edition. 253 pages; clean tight text; some signs of spillage on the plates at the back of the book; slight wear on the top and bottom of the spine; four color drawing on front board; rare early (1948) hardcover edition of important study

An Eighth Day View:

A classic of architectural history and theory, Heavenly Mansions interprets architecture as a reflection of the age in which it flowers, and traces the alternating themes of fantasy and functionalism as exemplified in various styles and in the works of a number of influential men, including Wren, Viollet-le-Duc, William Butterfield, and Le Corbusier. Succinctly summarizing 800 years of viewpoints about architecture, it ranges from Gothic architecture to the Renaissance to the influence of modern abstract art on twentieth-century architecture. "Each essay is a voyage of discovery. What is so interesting and what makes Mr. Summerson the architectural critic of his generation . . . is an] aversion to dogma. . . . It is supremely well worth reading." Spectator

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