The Grecian Orders Of Architecture. Delineated And Explained From The Antiquities Of Athens. Also The Parallels Of The Orders of Palladio Scamozzi And Vignola. To Which Are Added Remarks Concerning Publick And Private Edifices With Designs. Stephen Riou.
The Grecian Orders Of Architecture. Delineated And Explained From The Antiquities Of Athens. Also The Parallels Of The Orders of Palladio Scamozzi And Vignola. To Which Are Added Remarks Concerning Publick And Private Edifices With Designs

The Grecian Orders Of Architecture. Delineated And Explained From The Antiquities Of Athens. Also The Parallels Of The Orders of Palladio Scamozzi And Vignola. To Which Are Added Remarks Concerning Publick And Private Edifices With Designs

London: J. Dixwell for the Author, 1768. First edition. leather_bound. 78 pages. Folio, 47 x 29.5 cm. Engraved vignette on title-page, 28 engraved plates (8 double-page), head and tail-pieces in text. First, and the only edition of Riou's attempt at systematizing Greek architecture. A 1751 archaeological expedition funded by the Society of Dilettanti exposed for the first time the elements of classic Greek architecture. British architects and enthusiasts, including Riou, took up the challenge to emulate the style, giving birth to the Greek Revival movement. Twenty eight engraved plates, some fold-outs. Riou met Stuart and Revett on their way to Athens and spent some time in their company in 1754. This work is dedicated to James Stuart, intended to give wider currency to the discoveries of Stuart and Revell and included a number of plates drawn by the author to show how Grecian features could by incorporated in buildings of basically Palladian character. Bookplate of Thomas Barrett-Lennard, Baron Dacre. BLACKMER 425. COLVIN p. 693. HARRIS 746. Binding rubbed, two small worm holes to text not affecting plates. Contemporary full brown calf. Very good. Item #21380

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