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Gottfied Semper was the most important German theorist of the nineteenth century. From his first published essay on Greek polychromy in 1834 to his final lecture on the origin of architectural styles in 1869, Semper persistently endeavoured to fashion a comprehensive architectural theory explaining the meaning and transformational nature of architectural form. The breadth and richness of his ideas, both applauded and opposed at the turn of the twentieth century, proved enormously influential in the development of modern ...

The Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521180863

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The Four Elements of Architecture: And Other Writings 1989, Cambridge University Press

ISBN-13: 9780521354752

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