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Staircases

Staircases

The Architecture of Ascent

Staircases( )
Text by: Blanca, Oscar Tusquets
Diot, Martine
de Savray, Adelaïde
Coignard, Jérôme
Dethier, Jean
ISBN:978-0-86565-309-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Vendome Press, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

The essential purpose of a staircase is utilitarian: to facilitate ascent and descent. Yet the design of even the simplest stair is complex, requiring great knowledge, skill, and ingenuity. This volume showcases the astonishing diversity of staircases over the centuries, from the stepped pyramids of the Maya to the exquisitely proportioned stairs of the Renaissance, to the elaborate balustraded confections of the Baroque period, to the virtuosic, computer-aided designs of today. Among...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Architecture / Interior Design / General
Architecture / History / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.75 x 12.25 x 1.13 Inches
Book Weight:4.43 Pounds

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