RIOU, Stephen.

The Grecian orders of architecture.

£5,750

The Grecian orders of architecture.
Delineated and explained from the antiquities of Athens… to which are added remarks concerning publick and private edifices with designs.
J. Dixwell, London, 1768.

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Description

Riou (1720-1780) was studying in Athens at the same time as Stuart and Revett were making their drawings of Grecian antiquities, and it is to Stuart that he dedicated this work.

Riou attempts “to establish documents for three orders and to make a modulary division of all their component parts for practical uses” based on his belief that the three Grecian orders were “alone sufficient to answer all the purposes in building”.

Description

First edition. Folio (47 x 30 cms), 78pp., engraved vignette on the title, 28 engraved plates (7 folding), 6 large engraved vignettes in the text, 4 pages of subscribers, some offsetting, bookplate, contemporary half calf,neat repairs to binding, an excellent copy.

Provenance: bookplate of Heneage Finch, 4th Earl of Aylesford.

Bibliography

Blackmer; Harris 746.

 

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