Lectures and Rules of Architecture, as of 1734

We cover the topic of architecture this week with a review of a meticulous treatise on the topic by Robert Morris. The title of “This Old Book” today is:

Lectures on Architecture Consisting of Rules Founded Upon Harmonick and Arithmetical Proportions in a Building Designed As An Agreeable Entertainment For Gentlemen And More Particularly Useful to All Who Make Archtecture or the Polite Arts Their Study

Published in 1734 in London, this informative analysis of geometric principles and design aesthetics is one of the surprisingly few titles on architecture in the Delaware Historical Society collection of rare books.


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