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    Staircases : the architecture of ascent / Oscar Tusquets Blanca, Martine Diot, Adelaïde de Savray, Jérôme Coignard, Jean Dethier.
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    New York : Vendome Press, 2013.
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  • Stairs -- History.
  • Series Title: 
    Escalier. English
    ISBN: 
    9780865653092 (hc.)
    0865653097 (hc.)
    Description: 
    240 p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm.
    Contents: 
    Requiem for the Staircase : introduction / Oscar Tusquets Blanca -- A Lesson in Architecture : 1100-1600 / Martine Diot -- A Theatre of Power : 1600-1800 / Adélaïde de Savray -- The Apotheosis of Ornament : 1800-1900 / Jérôme Coignard -- From Art Nouveau to the Present Day : 1900-now / Jean Dethier.
    Additional Author: 
    Tusquets, Oscar, 1941-
    Summary: 
    "The essential purpose of a staircase is utilitarian: to facilitate ascent and descent. Yet the design of even the simplest stair is complex, requiring great knowledge, skill, and ingenuity. This volume showcases the astonishing diversity of staircases over the centuries, from the stepped pyramids of the Maya to the exquisitely proportioned stairs of the Renaissance, to the elaborate balustraded confections of the Baroque period, to the virtuosic, computer-aided designs of today"-- Provided by publisher.
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    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Language Notes: 
    Translated from French.
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