All three are consistent in correlating gestures of deconstruction with the establishment of "cybersites," each commissioning artists and/or architects who literally "deconstruct" their pavilion by means of massive escarpments of scaffolding or, in the case of the Austrians, by permanently dislocating the classical order
of the original architecture with the addition of a new facade and soaring roof and the elimination of a rear exterior wall.
He has obviously been influenced too by the work on Andrea Palladio and Leon Battista Alberti by his former Bath colleague Robert Tavernor, and also by John Onians' seminal book: Bearers of Meaning: The Classical Orders
in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Vitruvius described the human figure as being the principal source of proportion among the Classical orders
It is likely that during the prolonged agonies of soul's struggle to absorb nature, to outlast against tyranny of the upper orders and later even to fight the evil in other men, the body-soul's search for itself was played out in millions of episodes from dramas made up by the folk themselves, underneath the life of the upper hierarchies of the court, the priestcraft and the rich nobles and merchants who could patronise the classical orders
of the arts of one kind or another.
At the same time, he refused to be confined by the strictures of a particular kind of contemporary neo-classicism based on Vitruvius which regarded the classical orders
not only as forever fixed and immutable but also as carrying a particular moral weight.
We also have the first complete account of his handling of the Classical orders
, inspired by the theories of Serlio on the relation of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders to the different aspects of the male and female characters and roles.
Her "Capitol"--three banks of pig-filled bleachers reflected in ten vanity mirrors etched with columns representing the five classical orders
of architecture--nonetheless delivers a remarkably apt picture of the state of affairs in present-day Congress.
It sold to professional furniture-makers and opened with chapters on geometry, perspective and the classical orders