A World History of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693714

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.
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A World History of Architecture

Author: Michael Fazio,Marian Moffett,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780671116

Category: Architecture

Page: 608

View: 5947

Updated with expanded coverage of twenty-first century architecture, this new edition uniquely comprises a detailed survey of Western architecture as well as architecture from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, India, Russia, China and Japan. Significant revision also includes photographs and textual discussion of around 50 new buildings. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine the pragmatic, innovative and aesthetic attributes of buildings. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social and technological contexts are discussed. The global reach of the text is matched by a rich assortment of photographs from around the world and a greater array of detailed line drawings than in any architectural survey. The authors have created a formidable body of work that ranges over much of the worlds architectural heritage and testifies to some of the greatest achievements of the human spirit.
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A World History of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett,Michael Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071544795

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 9606

A magnificently illustrated guide to the global history of architecture—updated to include the non-western world and works from women The Second Edition of this historical architectural guide gives you a deeper knowledge and wider perspective of traditions in architecture throughout the world—from prehistoric through modern structures. Extensively and beautifully illustrated, the book includes photos, plans, scales for world-famous structures such as the Parthenon, Versailles, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many others.
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A Global History of Architecture

Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111898160X

Category: Architecture

Page: 864

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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.
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Travels in the History of Architecture

Author: Robert Harbison

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861896905

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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In Travels in the History of Architecture, renowned architectural writer Robert Harbison provides an engaging and concise companion to the great themes and aesthetic movements in architecture from antiquity to the present day. The book begins its journey with the great temples of the Egyptians and the shrines of Classical Greece and Rome and then provides a complete survey of architecture through the present day. Each chapter of this dynamic and approachable volume focuses on a movement in architectural history, including Byzantine, Baroque, Mannerism, Historicism, Functionalism, and Deconstruction. Unique to this work is Harbison’s wide-ranging approach, which draws on references and examples outside of architecture—from literature, art, sculpture, and history—to further illustrate and contextualize the themes and ideas of each period. Travels in the History of Architecture is an indispensable guide to the world’s most famous structures.
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A World History of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071417516

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

View: 9113

Here is a fascinating account of architecture throughout the modern world--with examples from prehistoric to modern times. Coverage includes Western architecture as well as that of Pre-Columbian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Southeast Asian. The author includes a worldwide survey of important monuments, residences, government buildings, and religious structures, complete with photos, plans, and scales, including: * The Parthenon * Cheops Pyramid * Pantheon * Hadrian's Wall * Versailles * Monticello * The Brooklyn Bridge * Boston Public Library * Rockefeller Center * Fallingwater * The High Museum
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A World History of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071417516

Category: Architecture

Page: 592

View: 7041

Here is a fascinating account of architecture throughout the modern world--with examples from prehistoric to modern times. Coverage includes Western architecture as well as that of Pre-Columbian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Southeast Asian. The author includes a worldwide survey of important monuments, residences, government buildings, and religious structures, complete with photos, plans, and scales, including: * The Parthenon * Cheops Pyramid * Pantheon * Hadrian's Wall * Versailles * Monticello * The Brooklyn Bridge * Boston Public Library * Rockefeller Center * Fallingwater * The High Museum
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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470648856

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

View: 4482

"Over 66 basic aspects of architecture are comprehensively covered with over 5,000 words in a visual context, to help visual thinkers clarify meanings. Comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text. Oversized pages help present complicated material in easy-to-comprehend spreads. - Written by one of the most famous architectural authors --Frank Ching's name alone is a key selling feature for this book--he has earned the respect and trust of designers, design educators, and students around the world"--
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History of Architecture

From Classic to Contemporary

Author: Barbara Borngasser

Publisher: Parragon Pubishing India

ISBN: 9781407524030

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 7323

This book presents a comprehensive survey of world architecture from antiquity to the present. Over a thousand superb photographs illustrate 500 important buildings, further elecidated by plans and details of infividual architectural elements. An informative, chronologically organized text decribes individual buildings and their stylistic vocabulary with specialized inpit from architectural theory and the decorative arts. The magnificent photographs and fascinating text combine to form a complete presentation of the art of building. -- Publisher details.
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A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 7366

Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
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World Architecture

The Masterworks

Author: Will Pryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500342749

Category: Architecture

Page: 313

View: 6651

A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in over 350 photographs which take you on an epic journey celebrating the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization. Deftly splitting the history of architecture into two parts at AD1500, World Architecture: The Masterworks contains over 80 buildings, over 40 of which are featured in detailed photo essays. Will Pryces texts provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts, peoples and evolution of architectural history.
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A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

Author: Dan Cruickshank

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007575599

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Featuring over 200 photographs, this stunning book by renowned television historian Dan Cruickshank tells the history of architecture through the stories of 100 iconic buildings
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A History of Architecture

Settings and Rituals

Author: Spiro Kostof,Greg Castillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195083798

Category: Architecture

Page: 792

View: 5121

A history of architecture from the prehistoric environments of the Stone Age to Post-Modernism, which encompasses both Western and non-Western traditions
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Buildings across Time

An Introduction to World Architecture

Author: Michael Fazio,Marian Moffett,Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077498089

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Library

A World History

Author: James W. P. Campbell,Will Pryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500342886

Category: Libraries

Page: 320

View: 8013

This spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages, book collections have served to symbolize their owners culture and learning, and the wealthy and powerful have spent lavishly on buildings to house them. In its highest form the library became a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture into seamless, dramatic spaces. The finest libraries are repositories not just of books, but of learning, creativity and contemplation; they embody some of the highest achievements of humankind. This book recounts that history in text and images of truly outstanding quality.
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The Story of Architecture

Author: Jonathan Glancey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439532263

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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An illustrated study of architecture spans some five thousand years as it captures the finest achievements of human construction; discusses a variety of architectural styles and movements; and profiles some of the world's great architects, past and presen
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The History of Architecture

Author: Gaynor Aaltonen

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 1782127976

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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This book takes a bird's eye view of architecture in time, and explores the different ways architects have responded to civilizations, giving them the buildings and cities they deserve.
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Brick

A World History

Author: James W. P. Campbell,Will Pryce

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500343197

Category:

Page: 320

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This totally original architecture book - the first ever comprehensive study of brick - follows the story of brick from 5,000 bc to its use in building today, via the vast baths and basilicas of ancient Rome, through the wonders of Gothic brick in Germany, the majestic temples of Pagan and Mughal mosques in Iran, to its modern revival. Marvellously illustrated with spectacular, specially-taken photographs, Brick is at once an historical account of how bricks have been employed by architects of every period, a technical survey of brickmaking and bricklaying, and an essay in architectural and cultural history. The authors have applied their expert visual and technical knowledge to more than one hundred themes, from bricks in ancient Egypt to their distinctive use by such modern masters as Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Renzo Piano. Great works of engineering - viaducts, tunnels and bridges - are given prominence alongside great cathedrals and country houses, temples and mosques, testifying to the incredible versatility and importance of bricks and brickwork.
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Architecture in Wood

A World History

Author: Will Pryce

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500343180

Category:

Page: 320

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Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. Will Pryce, the most admired architectural photographer in Britain, has travelled the world seeking both famous and obscure buildings in wood. Intensely dramatic but not over-dramatized, technically flawless, but not merely documentary, his photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures first hand. In the substantial text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England would use a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.
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