A World History of Architecture Book

A World History of Architecture


  • Author : Marian Moffett
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1856693716

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A World History of Architecture Book Description :

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 Global History of Architecture Book

A Global History of Architecture


  • Author : Mark M. Jarzombek
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470902486

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A Global History of Architecture Book Description :

Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task with panache, intelligence, and—for the most part—grace." —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Revised and updated—the compelling history of the world's great architectural achievements Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching, as well as brilliant photographs. This new Second Edition: Delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America Is completely re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout Incorporates additional drawings by Professor Ching, including new maps with more information and color Meets the requirements set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" architecture in history education. Offers new connections to a companion Web site, including Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of finding sites. Architecture and art enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition perpetually at their fingertips.

A World History of Architecture Book

A World History of Architecture


  • Author : Michael Fazio
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 1780671113

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A World History of Architecture Book Description :

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 Global History of Architecture Book
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A Global History of Architecture


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015066810477

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A Global History of Architecture Book Description :

From ancient Chinese civilization to the postmodern world Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture presents an innovative approach to the study of architectural history. Spanning from 3,500 B.C.E. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching as well as brilliant photographs. Architecture and art history enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture perpetually at their fingertips.

A Global History of Architecture Book

A Global History of Architecture


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-09-09
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118007396

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Architecture Book

Architecture


  • Author : Daniel Borden
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 0810995123

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Architecture Book Description :

Chronicles the history of architecture through the styles and movements throughout the centuries and around the world, including famous buildings and well-known architects such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid.

The Future of Architecture Since 1889 Book

The Future of Architecture Since 1889


  • Author : Jean-Louis Cohen
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0714873195

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The Future of Architecture Since 1889 Book Description :

The highly acclaimed history of the architecture of the twentieth century and beyond - now in paperback Jean-Louis Cohen, one of the world's leading architectural historians, serves up a compelling account of the developments that have shaped the world in which we live today. This highly accessible book begins with the Paris Universal Exposition of 1889, tracing architecture's evolution to the early twenty-first century's globalized architectural culture. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings and photographs as well as portraits, publications, diagrams, film stills, and more, this survey places radical developments in architecture in a larger context, among those of art, technology, urbanism, and critical theory.

Building with Light Book

Building with Light


  • Author : Robert Elwall
  • Publisher : Merrell Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061326032

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Building with Light Book Description :

Ever since its invention, photography has enjoyed a close and mutually stimulating relationship with architecture - an association underlined by one description of photography as "building with light". So well established is this link that photography is now regarded as the easiest and most reliable means of making architecture and its ideas accessible to a wider public. Our first, sometimes our only, impression of a building often comes from a photograph, and the skilled photographer can help us to see even the most familiar structures with a fresh eye. This book offers a lively exploration of the development of architectural photography and some of its key themes. From the earliest examples of the genre in the nineteenth century to today's digital revolution, Robert Elwall skilfully focuses on the changing aesthetic of the medium worldwide. Included are such topics as the early influence of architectural drawing; the growth of specialist photographic firms documenting the nineteenth-century building boom; the influence of photography on both architectural practice and history; the invention of half-tone reproduction; the role of photography in the spread of Modernism; the impact of colour photography during the 1970s and 1980s; and the increasing use of computers to shape a new direction. Authoritatively written by a world-renowned expert and illustrated with arresting images from collections throughout the world, this study is essential reading for anyone interested in architecture, photography and the history of their special relationship. Book jacket.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture


  • Author : Francis D. K. Ching
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470648858

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A Visual Dictionary of Architecture Book Description :

The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded! An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style. Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text. This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work It is sure to be by the side of and used by any serious architect or designer, students of architecture, interior designers, and those in construction.

Sir Banister Fletcher s Global History of Architecture Book

Sir Banister Fletcher s Global History of Architecture


  • Author : Murray Fraser
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 2208
  • ISBN 10 : 147258998X

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Sir Banister Fletcher s Global History of Architecture Book Description :

A History of Architecture' is the world’s acknowledged classic work of architectural history reference. Declared the ‘Book of the Century’ by the American Institute of Architects, it has become essential reading for generations of architects and students. This landmark new edition brings an authoritative, detailed, and thoroughly contemporary understanding to the world’s buildings and the contexts in which they were built.00New to this edition: Full colour illustrations; Rewritten throughout to provide a culturally and geographically balanced analysis of architecture throughout history; Addresses key topics of current critical concern such as sustainability and cross-cultural exchange; Emphasizes the cultural contexts, people, resources and technologies behind architecture.