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The Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings
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Gottfried Semper: architect and historian Joesph Rykwert; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Preliminary Remarks on Polychrome Architecture and Sculpture in Antiquity; Part II. The Four Elements of Architecture; Part III. Science, Industry and Art; Part IV. Prospectus: Comparative Theory of Building; Part V. Prospectus: Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts or Practical Aesthetics; Part VI. Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts or Practical Aesthetics; Section 1. Prolegomenon; Section 2. The Textile Art (Excerpt): 1. B. 'On the manner in Which Style is Conditioned by the Treatment of the Material'; 2. C. 'On the Manner in Which Style Becomes Specialized and Developed in the Dressing (Bekleidung) in Different Nations Throughout the Course of Cultural History; Part VII. On Architectural Styles; Notes; Name and place index; Subject index.

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Originally published in 1989, this book provides an English translation of a number of Gottfied Semper's published writings.

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