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A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Author Marian Moffett
ISBN-10 1856693716
Release 2003
Pages 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.



A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Author Michael Fazio
ISBN-10 1780671113
Release 2013
Pages 608
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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.



A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Author Marian Moffett
ISBN-10 0071544798
Release 2008-02-25
Pages 608
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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.



A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9781118981603
Release 2017-03-23
Pages 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.



History of Architecture

History of Architecture Author Rolf Toman
ISBN-10 1445408503
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 336
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'History of Architecure' presents a comprehensive survey of world architecture from antiquity to the 21st century. Over a thousand photographs illustrate 500 buildings, further elecidated by plans and details of infividual architectural elements. An chronologically organized text seeks to decribe individual buildings and their stylistic vocabulary with inpit from architectural theory and the decorative arts.



Travels in the History of Architecture

Travels in the History of Architecture Author Robert Harbison
ISBN-10 9781861896902
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 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.



A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Author Francis D. K. Ching
ISBN-10 9780470648858
Release 2012
Pages 328
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"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"--



A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Author Marian Moffett
ISBN-10 9780071417518
Release 2004
Pages 592
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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



A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture Author Marian Moffett
ISBN-10 9780071417518
Release 2004
Pages 592
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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



A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings Author Dan Cruickshank
ISBN-10 9780007575596
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 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



World Architecture

World Architecture Author Will Pryce
ISBN-10 0500342741
Release 2011
Pages 313
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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.



The History of Architecture

The History of Architecture Author Gaynor Aaltonen
ISBN-10 9781782127970
Release 2013-07-28
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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.



Buildings across Time

Buildings across Time Author Michael Fazio
ISBN-10 9780077498085
Release 2013-01-11
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Buildings across Time has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buildings across Time also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buildings across Time book for free.



A History of Architecture and Trade

A History of Architecture and Trade Author Patrick Haughey
ISBN-10 9781351796798
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 230
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A History of Architecture and Trade draws together essays from an international roster of distinguished and emerging scholars to critically examine the important role architecture and urbanism played in the past five hundred years of global trading, moving away from a conventional Western narrative. The book uses an alternative holistic lens through which to view the development of architecture and trade, covering diverse topics such as the coercive urbanism of the Dutch East India Company; how slavery and capitalism shaped architecture and urbanization; and the importance of Islamic trading in the history of global trade. Each chapter examines a key site in history, using architecture, landscape and urban scale as evidence to show how trade has shaped them. It will appeal to scholars and researchers interested in areas such as world history, economic and trade history and architectural history.



The Story of Architecture

The Story of Architecture Author Jonathan Glancey
ISBN-10 1439532265
Release 2008-08-11
Pages 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



The Annotated Arch

The Annotated Arch Author Carol Strickland
ISBN-10 0740710249
Release 2001-04-11
Pages 192
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Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.



Japan

Japan Author Christopher Tadgell
ISBN-10 1899858466
Release 2000
Pages 272
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The history of the people of the Japanese archipelago has been moulded by an idiosyncratic conservatism, admitting or even forcing change, but supplementing rather than supplanting existing institutions. The same characteristics have shaped the development of architecture with foreign influences and forms, principally from China, absorbed and gradually transformed. This long tradition of transformation is the subject of Japan: the informal contained. The Japanese are the masters of the assymetrical and the direct relationship between building and nature. The former can be seen in the contrast between the first imperial cities, laid out on a formal grid under the influence of Tang China, and the organic growth of towns in and around the precincts of forts and castles as foreign influence receded. As Chinese influence waned and ritual was elaborated, moreover, the native prediliction for informality and studied simplicity achieved its full expression in both shrine and house. Zen Buddhism, introduced during a period of military rule in the thirteenth century, also lead to the development of garden design, not a literal reproduction of nature, but abstraction calculated to elicit a subjective response.