Architectural theory and practice from Alberti to Ledoux : Second edition revised (catalogue accompanying an exhibition, Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1 March-31 May 1982; also shown Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, 4 November-2 December, 1982; Alderman Library, University of Virginia, 12 February-27 April 1982) View larger
Wiebenson (Dora), born 1926, editor
Yale University (New Haven), Sterling Library

Architectural theory and practice from Alberti to Ledoux : Second edition revised (catalogue accompanying an exhibition, Sterling Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1 March-31 May 1982; also shown Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, 4 November-2 December, 1982; Alderman Library, University of Virginia, 12 February-27 April 1982)

[Chicago], Architectural Publications, Inc. / University of Chicago Press, 1983
(21.5 × 25.5 cm), [128] pp., profusely illustrated in black & white. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - A concise guide to architectural books from the 15th through the 18th century. The 211 entries (by 49 contributors) are organised in three main parts: the Renaissance discovery of Vitruvius; architects and amateurs of the 17th and 18th centuries; and the elements of architecture (this last part further divided into four sections: the Orders, geometry and perspective, technology, and public and private architecture). Each entry provides a brief biography of the author and a summary of the book’s contents and importance; about half the entries are accompanied by illustrations. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
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