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STUDY OF THE ORDERS. BY FRANK CHOUTEAU BROWN, FRANK A. BOURNE & J. R. COOLIDGE. REVISED BY J. RALPH DALZELL. ILLUSTRATED. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1948. First Edition. Scarce. A nice copy of this scarce and fascinating book, providing a comprehensive Beaux-Arts period study and guide, with lovely drawings and photographs. Published more than 55 years ago, this book is now quite scarce. From the dust jacket: No other style of architecture has been so consistently developed or has stood the test of time as well as the Classic styles. In this book is a story of one of the fine arts – a story with many practical aspects that can readily be adapted to present-day architecture. In many cases dimension have been reduced to easily remembered rules of thumb that serve as guides in attaining an artistic effect pleasant to the eye. A Glossary of Terms and an Index are provided for convenient references, and a series of Exercises offer the reader a review and the opportunity to apply the material covered. The many valuabel authoritative plates, together with the clarity and thoroughness of the information of the perfection and beauty achieved by these early architects. Contents include: The Renaissance Roman Orders; the Tuscan Order; the Doric Order; the Ionic Order; the Corinthian Order; Intercolumniation; Superposition of the Orders; Exercises; Examination Plates; the Classic Greek Orders; Greek Mouldings; the Greek Ionic Order; Greek Antae or Pilasters; Exercises; the Classic Roman Orders; Classic Roman Doric; Classic Roman Ionic; Roman Gateways or Triumphal Arches; Roman Doorways; Roman Pilasters; etc. Octavo-sized hardcover book with dust jacket; vii + 367 pages of text with many plans and illustrations. Very Good condition book: no writing or markings in the text; no torn or missing pages; no ownership markings. Original orange cloth binding with black lettering; light wear to edges. Dust jacket is in Good condition with wear to edges and corners; fraying to spinetips; wear to surfaces. A solid and attractive copy of this scarce book, printed more than 55 years ago.