Bearers of Meaning

By: Onians, John

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For all those interested in the relationship between ideas and the built environment, John Onians provides a lively illustrated account of the range of meanings that Western culture has assigned to the Classical orders. Onians shows that during the 2,000 years from their first appearance in ancient Greece through their codification in Renaissance Italy, the orders--the columns and capitals known as Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite--were made to serve expressive purposes, engaging the viewer in a continuing visual dialogue.

Title: Bearers of Meaning

Author Name: Onians, John

Categories: History,

Publisher: Princeton University Press:

ISBN Number: 0691002193

ISBN Number 13: 9780691002194

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780691002194

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