Appearance and Essence

9780924171765: Hardback
Release Date: 29th January 2000

268 illus.

Dimensions: 216 x 279

Number of Pages: 346

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Appearance and Essence

Refinements of Classical Architecture--Curvature

Hardback / £65.00

The proceedings of the second Williams Symposium explore the phenomenon of curvature, together with other such "secrets" of classical refinement. Debated ever since the Renaissance, these stunning architectural subtleties are treated here for the first time in a combined effort of international experts.

Ranging from painstaking new technical observations to the wider issues of perception and art theory, this well-illustrated volume demonstrates why classical architecture was—and still is—deemed to be perfect.

University Museum Monograph, 107