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Bearers of Meaning

The Classical Orders in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance

Bearers of Meaning( )
Author: Onians, John
ISBN:978-0-691-00219-4
Publication Date:Jan 1990
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $125.00
Book Description:

For all those interested in the relationship between ideas and the built environment, John Onians provides a lively illustrated account of the range of meanings that Western culture has assigned to the Classical orders. Onians shows that during the 2,000 years from their first appearance in ancient Greece through their codification in Renaissance Italy, the orders--the columns and capitals known as Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite--were made to serve expressive...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Architecture / History / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):21.234 x 25.044 x 2.108 cm
Book Weight:0.852 Kilograms



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