The Elements of Classical Architecture

Classical America Series in Art and Architecture


Georges Gromort (Author), Henry Hope Reed (Editor, Introduction by)

Overview | Inside the Book

A treasury of drawings in the great Beaux-Arts tradition.

Measuring and drawing classical buildings was the cornerstone of instruction at the famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and it remains the best training for an architect. This book reproduces two important texts by Georges Gromort, professor of architecture at the Ecole for half a century, with the addition of photographs of the buildings, still standing, on which the plates were based, and ten American drawings in the classical style.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • April 2001
  • ISBN 978-0-393-73051-7
  • 8.9 × 11.3 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[A] potent and relevant way of investigating and presenting how architectural effects are achieved.” — The Forum, ICA&CA Newsletter

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