Geoffrey Scott
W. W. Norton, New York, 1999; originally published 1914, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
5.4 × 8 inches, paperback, 194 pages
ISBN: 9780393730357
Suggested Retail Price: $16.95

From the Publisher. Reissued in trade format with a new introduction by Paul Barolsky and a foreword by Henry Hope Reed, The Architecture of Humanism offers a brilliant analysis of the theories and ideas behind much of 19th- and 20th-century architecture. It discusses the classical tradition as reflected in the architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the role given the human body in that tradition. It is recommended reading for all architecture students, and essential for those interested in the revival of classical architecture.

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Witold Rybczynski

Scott (1884–1929) was a scholar and garden designer who worked on Bernard Berenson’s garden at I Tatti, and wrote this lovely evocation of the Baroque that contains important insights into the nature of architecture and how buildings touch us.

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