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                            THE CLASSICAL ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE
	CONTENTS
	FOREWORD
	PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
	INTRODUCTION
	HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
		PLATES 1–3 THE GREEK ORDERS: DORIC, IONIC AND CORINTHIAN
		PLATE 4 COMPARATIVE TUSCAN ORDERS
		PLATE 5 COMPARATIVE DORIC ORDERS
		PLATE 6 COMPARATIVE IONIC ORDERS
		PLATE 7 COMPARATIVE CORINTHIAN ORDERS
		PLATE 8 COMPARATIVE COMPOSITE ORDERS
	THE ORDERS IN DETAIL
		PLATE 9 THE FIVE ORDERS
		PLATE 10 THE TUSCAN ORDER
		PLATE 11 THE TUSCAN CAPITAL AND ENTABLATURE
		PLATE 12 THE TUSCAN BASE AND PEDESTAL
		PLATE 13 THE DORIC ORDER
		PLATES 14 AND 15 THE DORIC CAPITAL AND ENTABLATURE I AND II
		PLATE 16 THE DORIC BASE AND PEDESTAL
		PLATE 17 THE IONIC ORDER
		PLATE 18 THE IONIC VOLUTE
		PLATE 19 THE IONIC CAPITAL AND ENTABLATURE
		PLATES 20 AND 21 THE IONIC CAPITAL I AND II
		PLATE 22 THE IONIC BASE AND PEDESTAL
		PLATE 23 THE CORINTHIAN ORDER
		PLATE 24 THE CORINTHIAN CAPITAL AND ENTABLATURE
		PLATE 25 THE CORINTHIAN ENTABLATURE
		PLATE 26 THE CORINTHIAN CAPITAL
		PLATE 27 THE CORINTHIAN BASE AND PEDESTAL
		PLATE 28 THE COMPOSITE ORDER
		PLATE 29 THE COMPOSITE CAPITAL AND ENTABLATURE
		PLATE 30 THE COMPOSITE ENTABLATURE
		PLATE 31 THE COMPOSITE CAPITAL
		PLATE 32 THE COMPOSITE BASE AND PEDESTAL
		PLATE 33 COMPARISON OF MOULDINGS
	JAMES GIBBS AND THE AMERICAN CLASSICAL TRADITION
		Plate 34 James Gibbs, design for a round window, plate 110, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Collection)
		Plate 35a James Gibbs, design for the west front of St Martin’s in the Fields, plate 3, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library
		Plate 35b James Gibbs, design for a garden seat, Plate 82, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Collection)
		Plate 35c Christ Church, Philadelphia (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 35d St. Paul’s Chapel, New York City (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 36a First Congregational Church, Litchfield, Connecticut (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 36b First Congregational Church, New Haven, Connecticut (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 37a James Gibbs, design for a gentleman in Dorsetshire, plate 58, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Coll
		Plate 37b Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 38a Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, Maryland (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 38b James Gibbs, designs for niches, plate 109, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Collection)
		Plate 38c James Gibbs, design for a gentleman in Yorkshire, plate 63, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Collec
		Plate 38d John Hawks, design for Tryon Palace, New Bern, North Carolina (Courtesy of Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens,
		Plate 39a Elisha Sheldon House, Litchfield, Connecticut (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 39b James Gibbs, draught made for a house for a Gentleman in 1720, plate 43, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photo
		Plate 40a John Edwards House, Charleston South Carolina (Historic American Buildings Survey)
		Plate 40b James Gibbs, ‘The Ionick Capital,’ plate XIV, Rules for Drawing (RIBA Library Photographs Collection)
		Plate 41a James Gibbs, design for a temple in the Doric order, plate 67, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Col
		Plate 41b Monticello, Albemarle County, Virginia (Robert C. Lautman, Courtesy of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation)
		Plate 42a James Gibbs, design for a house at Seacomb Park, plate 53, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photographs Collect
		Plate 42b James Hoban, N. elevation, The White House, Washington, D.C. (Maryland Historical Society)
		Plate 43a James Gibbs, design for a house to be built in Greenwich, plate 47, A Book of Architecture (RIBA Library Photograph
		Plate 43b Whitemarsh Hall (destroyed), Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania State Archives)
		Plate 44 Milburne, Richmond, Virginia (Calder Loth)
	THE 96-PART ORDERS
		PLATE 45 THE FIVE ORDERS, AFTER JAMES GIBBS
		PLATES 46–48 THE TUSCAN ORDER
		PLATES 49–51 THE DORIC ORDER
		PLATES 52–54 THE IONIC ORDER
		PLATES 55–57 THE CORINTHIAN ORDER
		PLATES 58–60 THE COMPOSITE ORDER
	USE OF THE ORDERS
		PLATE 61 THE COLUMN: DIMINUTION AND FLUTING
		PLATE 62 INTERCOLUMNIATION I: TUSCAN AND IONIC
		PLATE 63 INTERCOLUMNIATION II: DORIC, CORINTHIAN AND COMPOSITE
		PLATE 64 ARCHES I: WITHOUT PEDESTALS
		PLATE 65 ARCHES II: WITH PEDESTALS
		PLATE 66 ARCHES III: DETAILS
		PLATE 67 BALUSTRADES
		PLATES 68 AND 69 SUPERIMPOSED ORDERS I AND II
		PLATES 70 AND 71 ATTICS AND BASEMENTS I AND II
		PLATE 72 RUSTICATION
		PLATE 73 PEDIMENTS
		PLATE 74 DOORS AND WINDOWS I
		PLATE 75 DOORS AND WINDOWS II
		PLATE 76 MOULDINGS AND THEIR ENRICHMENT
		PLATE 77 CHARACTERISTICS OF CLASSICISM
	ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY
	BIBLIOGRAPHY
                        
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

. The following books are quoted in the text and notes on the plates:

Sir William Chambers, A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture. Benjamin Blom’s
facsimile edn, .

Robert Chitham, Measured Drawing for Architects. Architectural Press, .
R. A. Cordingley, Normand’s Parallel of the Orders of Architecture. Tiranti, .
Sir Banister Fletcher, A History of Architecture and the Comparative Method,  etc.
R. Fraser Reekie, Architecture and Building Graphics. Edward Arnold, .
Terry Friedman, James Gibbs. Yale University Press, .
James Gibbs, Rules for Drawing the Several Parts of Architecture, .
Batty Langley, The Builder’s Jewel, . R. Donovan’s facsimile edn, .
Franz Sales Meyer, A Handbook of Ornament, Batsford, .
Andrea Palladio, I Quattri Libri dell’Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture), . Dover

facsimile of the  London edn, .
D. S. Robertson, A Handbook of Greek and Roman Architecture. C.U.P., ; nd edn,

.
Sebastiano Serlio, The Five Books of Architecture, . Dover facsimile of the  English

edn, .
Sir John Summerson, The Classical Language of Architecture. B.B.C., ; revised edn,

Thames and Hudson, .
Vitruvius, The Ten Books on Architecture. Dover, .
David Watkin, The Life and Work of C. R. Cockerell. Zwemmer, .
Mark Wilson Jones, Principles of Roman Architecture, Yale University Press, .

. Other books of particular relevance (apart from various Renaissance treatises referred to
in the text) include:

Robert Adam, Classical Architecture, Viking, .
J. J. Coulton, Greek Architects at Work. Elek, .

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James Stevens Curl, Encyclopaedia of Architectural Terms, Donhead, .
W. B. Dinsmoor, The Architecture of Ancient Greece. Batsford, .
Joan Gadol, Leone Battista Alberti. University of Chicago Press, .
John Harris, Sir William Chambers. Zwemmer, .
Alexander Speltz, The Styles of Ornament. Dover facsimile edn, .
Rudolf Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism. Academy Editions, .

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