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F8F63213 1999 722’. 8’0222—dc21 98-53668 CIP synthetic within the country Dover courses, Inc. , 31 East second highway, Mineola, N. Y 11501 desk of Contents DOVER BOOKS ON structure THE CLASSICAL the United States sequence IN paintings AND structure name web page Copyright web page Acknowledgments Hector d’Espouy’s Plates as a consultant for Architects and architects Notes at the lifetime of Hector d’Espouy Hector d’Espouy’s Preface to Fragments from Greek and Roman structure, a variety of Plates from d’Espouy’s - Fragments from Greek and Roman structure Acknowledgments THIS booklet was once made attainable via a provide from the Arthur Ross beginning. it's the Foundation’s objective to resume and stimulate once more curiosity in Greek and Roman decoration and to additional its software in modern lifestyles. Hector d’Espouy’s pursuits and the extreme caliber of the wash drawings of the Prix de Rome winners encouraged the choice of his ebook for sponsorship. the root additionally wants to underscore the position of Classical the United States in present architectural idea. Hector d’Espouy’s Plates as a advisor for Architects and architects via JOHN BLATTEAU I assert that he who has now not recognized the works of the ancients has lived with no understanding what attractiveness is. —Hegel at the present time, after a hiatus of 50 years, decoration is once more well-known as necessary to structure. in reality, development with no decoration can be defined as mere construction. decoration lies on the center of the classical culture, a standard bond linking all nice a long time of Western structure right down to the yank Renaissance (1880–1930). Evolving in Greece and Rome, classical decoration has stamped each nice creative period of Western civilization. In each one interval the paintings of the Greeks and, specifically, the Romans was once tailored without delay or reinterpreted. but irrespective of the range accomplished, and the range is countless, all of it reaches again to the realm of the Mediterranean. The perform of drawing Greek and Roman decoration has a protracted background. Leon Battista Alberti studied and drew the structures of historical Rome as did many architects and approximately all of the painters and sculptors from Raphael and Verrocchio right down to the guys of the yank Academy in Rome within the Nineteen Thirties. and people painters who couldn't make the journey to Rome usually drew from casts of Roman decoration as those have been exhibited at museums and paintings faculties. Of the entire recordings of this historical paintings the main profitable, as a result of their uniformly excessive point of scholarship and sweetness of presentation, were these of the French. As Hector d’Espouy explains in his preface to the unique version of Fragments from Greek and Roman structure , released initially lower than the name Fragments d’architecture vintage in volumes and the following translated into English for the 1st time, the illustrations proven listed here are the drawings made via the winners of the Grand Prix de Rome whereas on the Villa Medici, the seat of the Academy of France in Rome. An envoi was once required of every prize winner who needed to examine topics of old structure in the course of his first 3 years in Rome.