Books on architectural aesthetics


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Old 12-12-06, 11:32 AM
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Books on architectural aesthetics

I was recommended "The principles of Architecture" by Nicholson circa 1841.

http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Architecture-Fundamental-Mensuration-Application/dp/1402171374/sr=1-4/qid=1165948041/ref=sr_1_4/103-1701599-2241437?ie=UTF8&s=books

I have no problem with the classics texts but before I plunk down $25 per volume I'd like to know if this is a well regarded book. Obviously I'm not looking for a whole lot of practical info here. My local county library system does not have this book.

Is this considered the classic of classics or are there any other recommendations?

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My recent reading of architecture books has not included Nicholson. Peter Nicholson is, however, frequently cited, especially:

Nicholson, Peter. 1793. The Carpenter's New Guide: Being a Complete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery.

_____________. 1809. The Principles of Architecture, Containing the Fundamental Rules of the Art, in Geometry, Arithmetic, and Mensuration. Vols. I-III.

Note the book you see at amazon.com is Vol. III.
 
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Have you looked here:
http://books.google.com/books?q=editions:0Jgd3BazJyCaoHHq&id=NTEBAAAAQAAJ
 
 

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