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The Lost Meaning of Classical Architecture: Speculations on Ornament from Vitruvius to Venturi
Why do architects still use the classical orders? Why use forms derived from ancient Greek temples when ancient Greek religion has been dead for centuries and when the way of life they expressed is extinct? And why decorate a contemporary courthouse with the bones, eggs, darts, claws, and garlands that an ancient Greek would recognize as the trappings of animal sacrifice? ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published February 10th 1988 by Mit Press
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