The Classical Language of Architecture

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The 1963 compilation of six radio programmes by Sir John Summerson, The Classical Language of Architecture is a 60-some page discussion of the origins of classical architecture and their movements through Antiquity, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Neoclassical, and Georgian periods. A discussion of the rules and the resulting elements in classical terms of the Orders, architectural harmony of design, and so on.

Summerson, John. The Classical Language of Architecture. Boston: MIT Press, 1965.