Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade by Vincent Scully (1920–2017) is a comprehensive study of the history of architecture and the relationship of manmade structures to the natural world. Scully was an American art historian and a notable scholar of 20th-century architecture. The book was published by St. Martin’s Press in 1991.
The emphasis in Scully’s analysis is on Classical architecture and its American and European developments – both historical and modern. Scully draws striking parallels between Classical Greek temples, Gothic cathedrals, Palladian villas and so forth, and the architectural gestures of modern masters such as Le Corbusier or Frank Lloyd Wright. The text is in English and the book has been richly illustrated with colour and black-and-white architectural photographs, most of which originate from Scully’s own slide and photograph archives.
Our copy of Architecture: The Natural and the Manmade in stock is in nice condition, except for the cover which has lost its dust jacket and which has stains on the spine. The pages are clean, though, and the binding is fine.