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Sources of Greek revival architecture..

Dora Wiebenson

Sources of Greek revival architecture..

by Dora Wiebenson

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Published by Zwemmer in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,136p.;59plates
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20053665M

The book is divided into four parts: a highly personal preface by Sledge with an equally personal but briefer note by Sheila Hagler, who provided most of the photographs used in the book; an introduction on Greek Revival architecture in America; the body of the text (chapters ) that deals with the announced subject: pillared architecture.   It is clearly a Greek Revival structure, even if it breaks some of the rules of Classical Greek architecture. It has insufficient columns on the lateral sides with only ten instead of the proper thirteen; in fact, the columns have converted into Doric pilasters.

  In time, Greek Revival even became known as the national style, so pervasive were the temple-fronted façades on the nation’s churches, banks, town halls, and houses. Appropriate to the nation’s emerging sense of self, one of the country’s first Greek Revival buildings was the Second Bank of the United States, built in Philadelphia.   "The book is magnificently illustrated with architectural drawings, eighteenth-century paintings and engravings, and superb photographs of today's Chiswick by Richard Pare. For any student of eighteenth-century architecture or garden design, this .

A new printing of Architecture Through the Ages has offered a welcome opportunity to make a number of corrections and modifications in order to increase its accuracy and its usefulness. In this revision I have been assisted by the willing cooperation of several specialists .   Greek Revival Home Architecture and Design Features Posted on Ap by RafterTales Tags: Architecture, Decor Greek Revival homes were in their heyday during the s, and the style is sometimes referred to as Classic Colonial.


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University Park, Pennsylvania State University Press []. Sources of Greek Revival architecture. Format Book Published London, A. Zwemmer Ltd., Description xvi, p. 50 plates, 59 illus. 26 cm. Uniform series Studies in architecture (Zwemmer's (Firm)) ; v.

Notes Based on author's thesis, New York. Send Email. Recipient(s) will receive an email with a link to 'Review: Sources of Greek Revival Architecture by Dora Wiebenson' and will not need an account to access the content.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Sources of Greek revival architecture by Dora Wiebenson; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Greek revival (Architecture), Sources, History. The book I tend to recommend most for a detailed overview is McAlester and McAlester’s A Field Guide To American Houses.

Two other, more recent books are equally impressive in detail and scope, however, and are highly recommended: American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home, and The Elements of Style. Sources of Greek revival architecture; The Greek revival: neo-classical attitudes in British architecture, / J.

Mordaunt Crook; Athenian Stuart: pioneer of the Greek revival / David Watkin; Colonial Greek: the Greek Revival in New South Wales [-] an exhibition at Elizabeth Bay House. Neoclassicism and the Greek Revival conflicted with the Gothic Revival because they perceived the moral truths claimed by the Gothic revivalists as chiefly illusory and false.

The Gothic Revival was, in the neo-classicist’s eyes, a decadent celebration of style over substance that elevated illusion and ornament above reason and truth. Sources of Greek revival architecture Dora Wiebenson Not In Library.

Gideon Shryock, Greek revival architect in Kentucky The Greek Revival in American architecture Harmon, Robert B. Not In Library. structures, Accessible book, Architecture and society, Architecture, Modern, Eclecticism in architecture, Greek Architecture.

THE GREEK REVIVAL STYLE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Greek architecture did not become known in the West until about (By contrast, Roman architecture was rediscovered and emulated much earlier in the Italian Renaissance.) It all began when British architect James Stuart visited Greece with Nicolas Revett in File Size: 1MB.

In the South, Grecian architecture appeared in various forms, some of which differed significantly from the national norm. In its purest form, the Greek Revival attempted to mimic the look of real Greek temples, with a huge pedimented portico spanning the entire front of a building.

of Greek Revival architecture, the white classical portico of the Greek temple, became a common sight on public buildings and private residences throughout the country.

Sources Talbot Hamlin, Benjamin Henry Latrobe (New York: Oxford University Press, ). Greek Revival. Style of architecture in which accurate copies of Ancient Greek motifs were incorporated in the design of buildings from the s. It was essentially part of Neo-Classicism in that it drew upon scholarly studies of Antique buildings, especially the work of Stuart (who designed the early Doric garden-temple at Hagley, Worcs.

(), the first example of the Doric Revival) and. Between andGreek Revival architecture overtook the Federal style, not just in New York, but across the United States.

For row houses specifically, the movement was quite subtle. – T Hamlin, Greek Revival Architecture in America (); D. Wiebenson, Sources of Greek Revival Architecture (). – Vitruvius, On the Corinthian Capital, Book IV, Chapter 1.

Greek Revival,(Greco -Roman) townhouse located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. by Prof. John Hart, M. The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.

School Architecture was largely responsible for the widespread use of Greek Revival in School design as that was the pattern that Bernard had recommended.

“Between and more than one hundred and twenty five thousand copies of this book were printed in various forms, and copies were furnished to every town in New York, Massachusetts.

This book is about how a consistently high standard of excellence was achieved in Charleston architecture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Regardless of what style Charleston's architects used—Greek or Roman, Gothic or Renaissance, Adamesque or Greek Revival—they were in agreement about what constituted excellence.

Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge that was required to. Greek Revival was the dominant style of domestic architecture between and In New England large groups of Greek Revival houses can be found in cities that industrialized during this period such as New Haven and Hartford, Connecticut, and Cambridge and New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Gothic architecture was common in Europe during the Middle Ages. However, it regained its fame between the 18th and 19th centuries, contrasting the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time.

The identifying features of the Gothic Revival architecture are the pointed arch and windows, steeply pitched roofs, and ornamental tracery.

Its designs were based on forms [ ].Greek Revival Architecture. F ollowing the War ofGreek Revival Architecture became the predominant expression of the newly established government in the United States. The new constitution with its democratic government was based on Greek literature.

The nation’s founders also wished to express this new democratic spirit through architecture of impressive simplicity and practicality.