Ruins Of Ancient Rome: The Drawings Of French Architects Who Won The Prix De Rome 1786-1924

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Ruins of Ancient Rome: The Drawings of French Architects Who Won the Prix De Rome 1786-1924

Traditionally a critical component of the education of any architect was to draw the ruins of ancient Rome, reconstructing either from ancient sources or, more often, pure fantasy, what the original structures must have looked like. From this training emerged generations of architects imbued with the aesthetic ideals that would form the Neoclassical and Beaux-Arts building styles. In this magnificently printed volume are reproduced some of the most extraordinarily handsome drawings of the ruins of ancient Rome made by French "Prix de Rome" architects from 1775 through 1925. Accompanied by text that explains how the Prix de Rome was awarded and the significance of the prize in the history of architecture, as well as how the study of ancient models formed the basis for nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architectural styles, these drawings provide an invaluable understanding of how the modern imagination recorded and transformed ancient fragments into a modern architectural idiom.

Specification of Ruins of Ancient Rome: The Drawings of French Architects Who Won the Prix De Rome 1786-1924

GENERAL
Author
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-10089236680
ISBN-139780892366804
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication Year2002
DIMENSIONS
Height15.1 inch.
Length1.2 inch.
Width10.9 inch.
Weight5.56 pounds.

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