'An easy introduction to both the grammar and the superstructure of classical orders' - Guardian
Sir John Newenham Summerson, CBE was one of the leading British architectural historians of the 20th century. He wrote mainly about British architecture, especially that of the Georgian Era. He was a Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, curator of Sir John Soane's Museum, London, and Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford.
Preface 1. The Essentials of Classicism 2. The Grammar of Antiquity 3. Sixteenth-Century Linguistics 4. The Rhetoric of the Baroque 5. The Light of Reason and of Archaeology 6. Classical into Modern Glossary Notes on the Literature of Classical Architecture Sources of Illustrations