The Secrets of Architectural Composition (Dover Architecture) (Paperback)

The Secrets of Architectural Composition (Dover Architecture) By Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, J. S. Weiner (Introduction by) Cover Image
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This classic survey addresses principles as well as practical applications of scale, balance, proportion, and symmetry. It presents detailed treatments of doors, windows, walls, stairways, columns, and other features. Nearly 250 line drawings by the author illustrate architectural elements from a splendid variety of periods and settings.

About the Author

An influential educator, designer, artist, and writer, Nathaniel C. Curtis (1881-1953) was the head of the Tulane School of Architecture. The school awards a prize in his name for outstanding student essays relating to the theory or history of architecture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780486480428
ISBN-10: 0486480429
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: June 21st, 2011
Pages: 286
Language: English
Series: Dover Architecture