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The art of classical details; theory, design, and craftsmanship.


The art of classical details; theory, design, and craftsmanship.

Dodd, Phillip James.

Images Publishing


256 pages




Similar to pattern books of the past, this 9.5x9.5" pictorial work is intended as a resource for those interested in classical design. It presents the residential work of architects and craftsmen working in the classical mode, demonstrating the use of materials, intricate detailing, and exquisite craftsmanship with color photos and illustrations on every page. In part 1, essays by architects, scholars, and craftsmen explore areas such as tradition and invention, decorative painting and gilding, and ornamental plasterwork. Part 2 describes 25 classically inspired homes in the US and the UK. Dodd is Fellow Emeritus at The Institute of Classical Architecture. The book is distributed in North America by ACC Distribution.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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