Running time: 29 minutes
Joseph Rykwert, architect-trained, was Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University. He has lectured and published articles all over the world, and is the author of "Idea Of A Town", "On Adam's House In Paradise" (1972) and "The First Moderns" (1980). He is currently working on a book about the orders of architecture.
Rykwert's talk discusses how the Orders were once part of the normal architect's education, but that was more than 30 years ago. Yet now, once again, we are interested in them. This is because the situation for architects has changed so much that anything as definite and secure as the Orders acquires a new and forceful appeal. So it is important to understand how these Orders - traditionally 5 of them - came into being.
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