The American Vitruvius by Werner Hegemann

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  • Title: The American Vitruvius
  • Author: Werner Hegemann
  • Category: Architecture
  • Date: September 2014
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780486136264

 

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This atlas of architectural design advocates rational in addition to humanistic rules within the growth of the city setting. Drawing upon the beliefs that impressed the good Roman architect, it promotes the Vitruvian maxims of longevity, magnificence, and commodity. It additionally defines the considering behind trendy American metropolis planning. First printed in 1922, The American Vitruvius arose from a collaboration between two college students of American urbanism. Werner Hegemann, an city planner, and Elbert Peets, a graduate of Harvard’s School of Landscape Architecture, chosen more than 1,200 plans, elevations, and perspective views. Their selections depict an amazing number of European and American buildings relationship from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Ranging from Rome’s huge Piazza San Pietro to modest German and English backyard suburbs, this quantity explores all method of city design, together with American school campuses, parks, and cemeteries; L’Enfant’s plan of Washington, DC; and different civic facilities. Design Book Review hailed this traditional as “probably the most full single-volume survey of canonical circumstances of urbanism,” providing “a scintillating assortment of unusual and forgotten designs.” An important reference for each architect and scholar of structure, this reasonably priced version is of specific worth in mild of the present New Urbanism pattern

 

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