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  1. Theory of Mouldings (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)
    Theory of Mouldings (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)
    Theory of Mouldings (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)
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  2. Theory of Mouldings (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)

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With the revival of interest in traditional design, practitioners, students, and historians have begun to study and use the vocabulary of forms that so enriched our architectural heritage.

This republication of a 1926 study looks at mouldings from historical, practical, aesthetic, and perceptual points of view; Richard Sammons' foreword and a selection of mouldings in use address applications in contemporary architecture. 100 line drawings, 25 photographs

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C. Howard Walker
Walker, C. Howard/ Sammons, Richard (FRW)
W. W. Norton & Company
W. W. Norton & Company
W. W. Norton & Company
W. W. Norton & Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

In a world where moldings are perverted to legitimize the blown stucco artifice of "Mc Mansions", Casinos and Theme Parks, Walker's book on their proper use is quite relevant. A reprint of a guide from nearly a century ago (the word "restraint" is used frequently), aids the designer by referencing the classical sources with great depth and helps us understand the grammar with many illustration. Focusing on proportion, strength, shadow, and grace in the use of moldings. Great book.
While this may be a serious study of moulding theory, the detailed drawing and illustrations provided are of little or no use. The 6" X 9" format is partly to blame and less than full page views for what were surely at least 18" X 24" drawings originally. Illustrations and drawings are essential for me to benefit from a book of this nature. I was very disappointed.
If your looking for a comprehensive set of scaled drawings of various Greek and Roman entablatures this is not your book. But for informative background on the derivation and development of classical mouldings, from the original timber buildings to later stone structures, it certainly is. I know there are some classical architecture historians who do not believe in the origins of classical mouldings in timber prototypes - but don't let that worry you.
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