A History of Western Architecture


Author: David Watkin
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694599
Category: Architecture
Page: 720
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Surveys the history of Western architecture from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the present day.

A History of Western Architecture


Author: David Watkin
Publisher: Laurence King Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 607
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Surveying Western architecture from its classical origins, the author aims to show architectural history as a living continuity rather than a museum of neatly labelled styles. The validity of the classical language of architecture as the connecting thread of the Western tradition is emphasized.

A History of Western Architecture


Author: David Watkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823022748
Category: Architecture
Page: 704
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This highly acclaimed book, now available for the first time in the United States in simultaneous paperback and hardcover editions, is particularly valuable for its unique approach to architectural history: The author explores structures not as separate, neatly labeled museum pieces but as part of a vital, living continuity through the ages. Beginning with the classical origins of Western architecture and coming right up to the new millennium, the book discusses every major milestone in the development of Western architecture in probing detail. Features of the revised edition include expanded chapters on Mesopotamian and Egyptian architecture, made possible by important recent archeological findings; and urban planning sections added throughout the book. The latter will be of special value to the growing numbers of readers who take an active interest in the relationship between a city’s buildings and the community residents who live and work in them.

Essential Architecture

The History of Western Architecture
Author: Daniel Borden
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
ISBN: 9780713688399
Category: Architectural design
Page: 512
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Arranged chronologically, this guide to Western architecture from Antiquity to the present covers all the main time periods and well-known architects. There are time-lines before each section, as well as information on what was happening politically, socially, etc. at the time.

A History of Western Architecture


Author: Marian Moffett
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 537
View: 327

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This is a chronological history of western architecture from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Numerous societies are studied within each time period thereby allowing cross cultural comparisons.

A history of Western architecture


Author: Mary Louise King
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture, Western
Page: 224
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An introductory survey of the buildings, structural developments, and styles which trace the history of Western architecture.

The History of Western Architecture


Author: Natasha C. Dhillon
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 168048088X
Category: Architecture
Page: 216
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Architecture is far more than the construction of buildings. Architects marry form and function to create structures that are particularly suited to a purpose while adding visual drama to landscapes and skylines. For millennia, architects have fashioned homes, religious shrines, governmental spaces, public facilities, and more. The evolution of architecture in many ways reflects the history of how we live, think, worship, govern, and form societies. The progression of Western architectural thought and trends is chronicled in this comprehensive tome. Profiles of some of the most remarkable structures in the West are also included, exemplifying essential methods and practices.

A Chronology of Western Architecture


Author: Doreen Yarwood
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486476480
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this comprehensive survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s and features more than 1,000 chronologically arranged photographs and drawings. Each of the 105 two-page spreads represents a specific era and includes comments on architectural details and historical events of the period.

Western Architecture

A Concise History
Author: R. Furneaux Jordan,Robert Furneaux Jordan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500200872
Category: Architecture
Page: 359
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Sir Christopher Wren - Classical Greek - Roman Empire - Byzantine - Renaissance - Mannerist - Baroque - 19th century - Modern Architecture - Filippo Brunelleschi - Baldassare Peruzzi - Paris - London.

Sources of Architectural Form

A Critical History of Western Design Theory
Author: Mark Gelernter
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719041297
Category: Architecture
Page: 306
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"Sources of architectural form is a comprehensive and critical history of Western architectural theory from the ancient world to the present day ... Mark Gelernter sets out the major design theories in eight chronological periods, conveying their flavour with contemporary quotations. Each theory is analysed for its strengths and weaknesses. Theories of education are also examined as many theorists from Vitruvius to Gropius included precepts for teaching as integral components of their ideas."--Back cover.

A World History of Architecture


Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071417516
Category: Architecture
Page: 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

Art

a history of painting, sculpture, architecture
Author: Frederick Hartt
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130473820
Category: Art
Page: 544
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A comprehensive, illustrated survey of Western art, from Stone Age to present day, placing individual masterworks of painting, sculpture, and architecture within their respective civilizations

Architecture

The Critics' Choice : 150 Masterpieces of Western Architecture
Author: Dan Cruickshank
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823002894
Category: Architecture
Page: 352
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Highlights eras from antiquity to modernism in ten dedicated chapters, showcasing within each fifteen of the contributing writer's favorite structures, their technical and design details, and the broader social context in which they were created.

German Architecture and the Classical Ideal


Author: David Watkin
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 296
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German Classicism is a powerful architectural force that is only now being fully studied. As this extensively illustrated book shows, palaces, private houses, public buildings, and urban planning all received patronage on a scale that could not be paralleled in other countries. Of the host of architects whose genius was given such superb opportunities in the years 1740 to 1840, only Karl Freidrich Schinkel's name has become widely known; yet this book points out, all over Germany rulers were dramatically transforming their capitals, and the achievements of Weinbrenner at Karlsruhe, Moller at Darmstadt, or Klenze at Munich are by any standards astonishing. The first part of the book is by David Watkin, a leading British authority on the Classical Revival. He provides a historical account that sets German Neoclassicism in its regional and political context, and notes the impact of France and England and the Franco-Prussian style before Schinkel. He discusses Schinkel's own work, that of Leo von Klenze, and Neoclassicism in North and South Germany. The book's second part consists of an index of buildings prepared by Tilman Mellinghoff. Here every important Neoclassical building (both existing and destroyed) is listed and described under its location. The index is an invaluable source of information available nowhere else in English. David Watkin is a Fellow of Peterhouse and a University Lecturer in History of Art at Cambridge University. Tilman Mellinghoff is an Assistant Lecturer at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn.

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.

English Architecture

A Concise History
Author: David Watkin
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500201718
Category: Architecture
Page: 216
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Every generation needs its own history of English architecture: new facts are discovered and time's perspective brings different facets into prominence. David Watkin here provides a concise and highly readable outline of the whole story, from Saxon times to the present, centered on buildings that people can actually see today. 309 illus.