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Download Classical Language of Architecture World of Art by John Summerson – Do You Like Looking At Buildings
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Classical architecture is a visual language and like any other language has its own grammatical rules Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an awareness of these rules even if they vary them break them or poetically contradict them Sir Christopher Wren described them as the Latin of architecture and the analogy is almost exact There is the difference however that whereas the learning of Latin is a slow and…

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