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Appearance and Essence
Refinements of Classical Architecture—Curvature

Edited by Lothar Haselberger

346 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 268 illus.
Cloth 2000 | ISBN 9780924171765 | $75.00s | Outside the Americas £60.00
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The proceedings of the second Williams Symposium explore the phenomenon of curvature, together with other such "secrets" of classical refinement. Debated ever since the Renaissance, these stunning architectural subtleties are treated here for the first time in a combined effort of international experts.

Ranging from painstaking new technical observations to the wider issues of perception and art theory, this well-illustrated volume demonstrates why classical architecture was—and still is—deemed to be perfect.

University Museum Monograph, 107

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