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The Resource The beautiful necessity : essays on architecture, Claude Bragdon, (electronic resource)

The beautiful necessity : essays on architecture, Claude Bragdon, (electronic resource)

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The beautiful necessity : essays on architecture
Title
The beautiful necessity
Title remainder
essays on architecture
Statement of responsibility
Claude Bragdon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A noted American architect of the early twentieth century discusses universal principles behind the harmonious forms and proportions of ancient and modern buildings. Seven essays by Claude Bragdon offer a master class in the architectural union of art, beauty, and science. His observations and analyses encompass a tremendous variety of buildings, from Gothic cathedrals to Giotto's Campanile to the Taj Mahal, and his examples extend far beyond architecture to the natural symmetry found in the feathers of a peacock's tail, snowflakes, plants, and the human face. "Art in all its manifestations is an expression of the cosmic life, " notes the author, "and its symbols constitute a language by means of which this life is published and represented. Art is at all times subject to the 'Beautiful Necessity' of proclaiming the 'world order'." Bragdon's theories are illuminated by his graceful black-and-white line drawings, which portray the essentials of line and proportion as expressed in many well-known buildings and paintings
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1866-1946
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Bragdon, Claude Fayette
Dewey number
  • 720
  • 720
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA2500
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1947-
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Rubin, Joan Shelley
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  • Theosophy
  • Architecture
Target audience
adult
Label
The beautiful necessity : essays on architecture, Claude Bragdon, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1ODAxNDIx
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frd00006719
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Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780486806365
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780486806365
  • (Sirsi) b1430044
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Label
The beautiful necessity : essays on architecture, Claude Bragdon, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1ODAxNDIx
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (96 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486806365
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486806365
  • (Sirsi) b1430044
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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