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The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design & Craftsmanship

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    Phillip Dodd(Author)

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In 'The Art of Classical Details', Phillip James Dodd takes a close-up look at some of the finest examples of contemporary classical architecture. The book consists of two chapters: 'The Essays' and 'The Projects'. Starting with a foreword by renowned decorator David Easton, 'The Essays' are written by some of today's most sought after architects, scholars and craftsmen. Accompanied by sumptuous full page photographs and renderings that illustrate a use of fine materials, intricate detailing, and superb artisanship, these insightful texts are essential reading for anyone with an interest in the theory, practice and craft of classical design. 'The Projects' presents an illustrated look at 25 of today's finest classically-designed homes. Employing the theories prescribed in the writings of the first chapter, this portfolio of contemporary buildings exhibits the work of some of the most recognisable and celebrated architects in Great Britain and the United States. The work featured in within this book demonstrates the timeless beauty of classicism, and delights in the role that superbly crafted details play in creating art.

'The well-judged employment of classical detail in a new home has an additional significance that cannot be underestimated. It is an expression of an informed personal choice and an evocation of the delight in the human senses. This is true of all the houses featured in this book.' --Jeremy Musson'This small book packs quite a punch. For anyone considering building a new classical house, each page bursts with imagery that will simultaneously inspire and inform' --House & Garden'The architects and craftsmen that Phillip has featured in this wonderful book all have a love for classical detail. The art is alive and well, as can be attested to in these pages.' --David Easton

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Phillip Dodd(Author)
  • IMAGES Publishing Group (23 Mar. 2017)
  • English
  • 8
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By MaggieM on 7 April 2013

    Phillip Dodd is to be congratulated on The Art of Classical Details, in which he covers the fundamentals of classical architecture and takes a close look at some fine examples of classically designed modern homes. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings and it belongs in every architect's practice and on the bookshelves of all who love the timeless beauty of classicism.

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