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.

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.

A History of Western Architecture


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

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.

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.

Der LEGO®-Architekt

Baustile mit LEGO kennenlernen und nachbauen
Author: Tom Alphin
Publisher: dpunkt.verlag
ISBN: 3960882025
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
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Werde LEGO®-Architekt! Begebe dich auf eine Reise durch die Architekturgeschichte: Lerne Baustile vom Neoklassizismus über Modernismus bis hin zu High-Tech-Lösungen kennen – verwirklicht mit LEGO. Anleitungen für 12 Modelle in verschiedenen Architekturstilen laden zum Nachbau ein und inspirieren dich zu eigenen Bauwerken. Dieses Buch ist von der LEGO-Gruppe weder unterstützt noch autorisiert worden.

The History of Western Architecture


Author: Natasha Dhillon
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 1680480901
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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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.

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

Die Augen der Haut

Architektur und Die Sinne
Author: Juhani Pallasmaa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982225196
Category: Architecture
Page: 110
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Architektur kann inspirierend und einnehmend sein, sie kann sogar im Sinne Goethes -das Leben steigern-. Wie kommt es aber, dass architektonische Entwurfe am Zeichentisch oder am Computer-Bildschirm zwar meist recht gut aussehen, in der gebauten Realitat jedoch oft enttauschen? Die Antwort hierfur, behauptet Juhani Pallasmaa, findet sich in der Vorherrschaft des Visuellen, die alle Bereiche von Technologie- und Konsumkultur umfasst und so auch in die Architekturpraxis und -lehre Einzug gehalten hat. Wahrend unsere Erfahrung der Welt auf der Kombination aller funf Sinne beruht, berucksichtigt die Mehrheit der heute realisierten Architektur gerade mal einen den Sehsinn. Die Unterdruckung der anderen Erfahrungsbereiche hat unsere Umwelt sinnlich verarmen lassen und ruft Gefuhle von Distanz und Entfremdung hervor. Erstmalig 1996 (in englischer Sprache) veroffentlicht, ist "Die Augen der Haut" inzwischen zu einem Klassiker der Architekturtheorie geworden, der weltweit zur Pflichtlekture an den Architekturhochschulen gehort. Das Buch besteht aus zwei Essays. Der erste gibt einen Uberblick uber die Entwicklung des okularzentrischen Paradigmas in der westlichen Kultur seit der griechischen Antike sowie uber dessen Einfluss auf unsere Welterfahrung und die Eigenschaften der Architektur. Der zweite Essay untersucht, welche Rolle die ubrigen Sinne bei authentischen Architekturerfahrungen spielen, und weist einen Weg in Richtung einer multisensorischen Architektur, welche ein Gefuhl von Zugehorigkeit und Integration ermoglicht. Seit der Erstveroffentlichung des Buchs hat die Rolle des Korpers und der Sinne ein gesteigertes Interesse in der Architekturphilosophie und Architekturlehre erfahren. Die neue, uberarbeitete und erganzte Ausgabe dieses wegweisenden Werks wird nicht nur Architekten und Studenten dazu anregen, eine ganzheitlichere Architektur zu entwerfen, sondern auch die Wahrnehmung des interessierten Laien bereichern. -Seit "Architektur Erlebnis" (1959) des danischen Architekten Steen Eiler Rasmussen hat es keinen derart pragnanten und klar verstandlichen Text mehr gegeben, der Studenten und Architekten in diesen kritischen Zeiten dabei helfen kann, eine Architektur des 21. Jahrhunderts zu entwickeln.- Steven Holl Juhani Pallasmaa ist einer der angesehensten finnischen Architekten und Architekturtheoretiker. In allen Bereichen seiner theoretischen und gestalterischen Tatigkeit welche Architektur, Grafik Design, Stadteplanung und Ausstellungen umfasst betont er stets die zentrale Rolle von Identitat, Sinneserfahrung und Taktilitat."

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.

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.

Russian Architecture and the West


Author: Dmitriĭ Olegovich Shvidkovskiĭ
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300109121
Category: Architecture
Page: 434
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This is the first book to show the development of Russian architecture over the past thousand years as a part of the history of Western architecture. Dmitry Shvidkovsky, Russia’s leading architectural historian, departs from the accepted notion that Russian architecture developed independent of outside cultural influences and demonstrates that, to the contrary, the influence of the West extends back to the tenth century and continues into the present. He offers compelling assessments of all the main masterpieces of Russian architecture and frames a radically new architectural history for Russia. The book systematically analyzes Russian buildings in relation to developments in European art, pointing out where familiar European features are expressed in Russian projects. Special attention is directed toward decorations based on Byzantine models; the heritage of Italian master builders and carvers; the impact of architects and others sent by Elizabeth I; the formation of the Russian Imperial Baroque; the Enlightenment in Russian art; and 19th- and 20th-century European influences. With over 300 specially commissioned photographs of sites throughout Russia and western Europe, this magnificent book is both beautiful and groundbreaking.