Books on architectural aesthetics

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.

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 is Vol. III.
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