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THE ARCHITECTURAL DIRECTOR: BEING AN APPROVED GUIDE TO ARCHITECTS, DRAUGHTSMEN, STUDENTS, AMATEURS, AND BUILDERS, IN THE STUDY, EMPLOYMENT, AND EXECUTION OF ARCHITECTURE. Containing Comprehensive Comparative Tables Of the respective Proportions of each Member of the Orders of Antiquity, and those of the Modern Masters; and Detailed Tables, Presenting the Dimensions of every Moulding in the Orders of Vignola. Together with Plates showing the Particular Form of each distinct Part and the different Methods of tracing them; with Arcades Adapted to the several Orders, when employed either with or without Pedestals; And also The Purest Examples Of all the other Parts which enter into the Composition of Edifices. The whole reduced to Modules and M
Published by John Richardson, Royal Exchange, Josiah Taylor, Architectural Library, High Holborn, London and J. Ainsworth, Great Ancoats-Street, Manchester. 1833 - 8vo, in sixes. 4.75 x 7.75. xv + 383 pp. + [1]. [1], b-b6. B-2K6. With [10] folding tables in text and illustrated with 55 plates, one folding, at end. Running title: Architectural Director; or, Pocket Vignola Bound in original marbled boards and rebacked in brown morocco, gilt with new endpapers; spine divided into compartments by double blind stamped lines, with original red morocco label. Extremities a little worn. Some foxing and browning, largely confined to plates. Plates 8-10 have water stain at lower edge, not affecting engraving and small neat repair to one folding plate. Otherwise a good clean interior. A compact but comprehensive practical guide to classical architecture, as interpreted by the great architects of the Italian Renaissance, especially Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-1573). His main works were churches and villas in Rome and central Italy and his two published books helped to formulate the principles of classical architectural style as practised in western Europe for the next three centuries. The plates for John Billington's book are dated 1829 and the British Library copy, although evidently undated on the title page, is ascribed to this year. COPAC has no record of another copy of this 1833 version of the first edition, although the enlarged second edition of 1834 is much more common. This appears to have been reprinted in 1848. ART REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE ART REFERENCE
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