Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Four Books on Architecture cover
  • ISBN: 9780262161626
  • ISBN10: 0262161621

The Four Books on Architecture

by Robert Tavernor

  • List Price: $70.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/1997
used Add to Cart $35.00
You save: 50%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $168.71
Marketplace Item
Description
The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio was one of the most influential figures that the field of architecture has ever produced. For classical architects, the term Palladian stands for a vocabulary of architectural forms embodying perfection and beauty. Of even greater significance than Palladio's buildings is his treatise "I quattro libri dell'architettura (The Four Books On Architecture), the most successful architectural treatise of the Renaissance and one of the two or three most important books in the literature of architecture. First published in Italian in 1570, it has been translated into every major Western language.

This is the first English translation of Palladio in over 250 years, making it the only translation available in modern English. Until now, English-language readers have had to rely mostly on a facsimile of Isaac Ware's 1738 translation and the eighteenth-century engravings prepared for that text. This new translation by Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield contains Palladio's original woodcuts, reproduced in facsimile and positioned correctly, adjacent to the text. The book also contains a glossary that explains technical terms in their original context, a bibliography of recent Palladio research, and an introduction to Palladio and his times.

The First Book discusses building materials and techniques, as well as the five orders of architecture: Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. Palladio describes the characteristics of each order and illustrates them. The Second Book discusses private town houses and country estates, almost all designed by Palladio. The Third Book discusses streets, bridges, piazzas, and basilicas,most of ancient Roman origin. The Fourth Book discusses ancient Roman temples, including the Pantheon.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
empirebs

Location: Holliston, MA
Ask seller a question
Good
Hardcover, no dust jacket. Tight binding, clean pages. Edges of cover have some heavy wear, still a good reading or research copy.
$35.00
Empire Book Sales

Location: Holliston, MA
Good
Shipping Icon
Hardcover, no dust jacket. Tight binding, clean pages. Edges of cover have some heavy wear, still a good reading or research copy.
$41.35
HPB-Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Shelf wear. Cover scuffed. Ink smudges on page edges. Item is intact, but may
[...]
$41.47
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$52.35
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
PLEASE NOTE: Acceptable-It may contain highlighting/markings throughout,
[...]
$67.26
readmybooks

Location: Artesia, CA
Ask seller a question
Good
PLEASE NOTE: Used Good- Used items do not include CD-ROM, ACCESS CODE or
[...]
$72.45
Found Books

Location: AUSTIN, TX
Good
0262161621.
$76.50
Caliban Book Shop

Location: Wilkinsburg, PA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Second Printing. c.1998. Hardcover. 4to. 436pp. Near Fine. Light rubbing to boards, very mild bit of soiling to head of foredge.
$101.25
Jay W. Nelson

Location: Austin, MN
Very Good
Book No jacket. Previous owner inscription.
$123.75
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$168.71