John Summerson
W. W. Norton, New York, 1998; originally published 1948, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
ISBN: 9780393318579

From the Publisher. A classic of architectural history and theory, Heavenly Mansions interprets architecture as a reflection of the age in which it flowers, and traces the alternating themes of fantasy and functionalism as exemplified in various styles and in the works of a number of influential men, including Wren, Viollet-le-Duc, William Butterfield, and Le Corbusier. Succinctly summarizing 800 years of viewpoints about architecture, it ranges from Gothic architecture to the Renaissance to the influence of modern abstract art on 20th-century architecture.

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