A Treatise on Modern Architecture in Five Books
By George Saumarez Smith
16th September 2013, paperback, 144pp.
ISBN-13: 978-1-905622-50-4, £40.00, limited to 500 copies
A Treatise on Modern Architecture in Five Books is in the tradition of architectural treatises of the 19th century; it is a book of drawings that provides a catalogue of the authorís designs for a wide range of buildings together with a selection of his measured drawings.
Book I deals with modern applications for the classical orders and proposes a new way of considering them as places in a landscape rather than as a group of fixed objects.
Book II features the author's work on civil buildings.
Book III is on country houses.
Book IV is on garden buildings.
The final book (Book V) is a selection of Saumarez Smith's measured drawings taken from his sketchbooks.
The book is 144 pages and is printed in lush duotone, bound in paperback with deep flaps in an edition limited to 500 copies.