The Classical Orders of Architecture - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780851397795, 9781483278230

The Classical Orders of Architecture

1st Edition

Authors: Robert Chitham
eBook ISBN: 9781483278230
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st July 1984
Page Count: 160
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Description

The Classical Orders of Architecture elaborates on the classical orders of architecture, including Classicism, Tuscan orders, Doric orders, Ionic orders, and Corinthian orders.

The publication first examines the teaching of the orders, need for a new handbook of the orders, Roman and Renaissance theorists, traditional systems of proportion, and metric system of measurement. The text then ponders on historical background and orders in detail. Discussions focus on the Greek orders and comparative Tuscan orders, Doric orders, Ionic orders, Corinthian orders, and Composite orders.

The book tackles the orders in detail, including the five orders, Tuscan order, Tuscan capital and entablature, Tuscan base and pedestal, Doric order, Doric base and pedestal, Ionic order and volute, Ionic capital and entablature, Ionic base and pedestal, and the Corinthian order. The manuscript then reviews the use of the orders, as well as diminution and fluting, rustication, pediments, moldings and their enrichment, and characteristics of Classicism.

The text is a valuable source of information for architects, historians, and researchers interested in the classical orders of architecture.

Table of Contents


Introduction


The Teaching of the Orders


The Need for a New Handbook of the Orders


Roman and Renaissance Theorists


Traditional Systems of Proportion


A Metric System of Measurement


Historical Background


Plates 1-3 The Greek Orders: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian


Plate 4 Comparative Tuscan Orders


Plate 5 Comparative Doric Orders


Plate 6 Comparative Ionic Orders


Plate 7 Comparative Corinthian Orders


Plate 8 Comparative Composite Orders


The Orders in Detail


Plate 9 The Five Orders


Plate 10 The Tuscan Order


Plate 11 The Tuscan Capital and Entablature


Plate 12 The Tuscan Base and Pedestal


Plate 13 The Doric Order


Plates 14 and 15 The Doric Capital and Entablature I and II


Plate 16 The Doric Base and Pedestal


Plate 17 The Ionic Order


Plate 18 The Ionic Volute


Plate 19 The Ionic Capital and Entablature


Plates 20 and 21 The Ionic Capital I and II


Plate 22 The Ionic Base and Pedestal


Plate 23 The Corinthian Order


Plate 24 The Corinthian Capital and Entablature


Plate 25 The Corinthian Entablature


Plate 26 The Corinthian Capital


Plate 27 The Corinthian Base and Pedestal


Plate 28 The Composite Order


Plate 29 The Composite Capital and Entablature


Plate 30 The Composite Entablature


Plate 31 The Composite Capital


Plate 32 The Composite Base and Pedestal


Plate 33 Comparison of Mouldings


Use of the Orders


Plate 34 The Column: Diminution and Fluting


Plate 35 Intercolumniation I: Tuscan and Ionic


Plate 36 Intercolumniation II: Doric, Corinthian and Co

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483278230

About the Author

Robert Chitham

Affiliations and Expertise

Partner, Chapman Taylor Architects, UK.

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