A World History of Architecture

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February 25, 2008


Mixed media product, 608 pages


0071544798 / 9780071544795


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Main description

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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Beginnings of Architecture
Chapter 2. The Greek World
Chapter 3. The Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia
Chapter 4. Traditional Architecture of China and Japan
Chapter 5. The Roman World
Chapter 6. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture
Chapter 7. Islamic Architecture
Chapter 8. Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture
Chapter 9. Gothic Architecture
Chapter 10. Indigenous Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas
Chapter 11. Renaissance Architecture
Chapter 12. Baroque Architecture
Chapter 13. The Eighteenth Century
Chapter 14. Nineteenth Century Developments
Chapter 15. The Twentieth Century and Modernism
Chapter 16. Modernisms in the Mid- and Late-Twentieth Century

Author comments

Michael Fazio is emeritus professor of architecture at Mississippi State University. He is the author of The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

Marian Moffett taught architectural history at the University of Tennessee. Her publications include A History of Western Architecture, and East Tennessee Cantilever Barns.

Lawrence Wodehouse taught architectural history at the University of Dundee and various American universities.

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