American Technical Society
Chicago: American Technical Society, No date.
39cm x 29cm. Portfolio of 58 plates in cloth and papered boards chemise with string tie. Circa 1900-1910.
This portfolio contains 58 elegant prints of the classical orders – the three ancient Greek orders of architecture – the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian – and the Roman additions of the Tuscan and Composite. Intricate details of Columns, Capitals, Pedestals and Arches, as well as specific Temple details, are illustrated and extensively labelled with measurements. Both beautiful and practical this collection aids understanding of the complex visual language of ancient classical and neo-classical architecture alike.
Chemise is in Good Condition, some rubbing, wear, and mottling to chemise. Plates are in Very Good Condition, minor pencil notation to first plate only. Light browning to plate extremities. Light foxing/marks to only a few plates. Very Good Condition. $600 AUD.