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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 1856693716

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Mark M. Jarzombek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-10-04
File: 864 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470902486

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Michael Fazio
Publisher:
Release: 2013
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 1780671113

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2010-09-09
File: 816 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118007396

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Daniel Borden
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release: 2008-05-01
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 0810995123

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-09-06
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780470648858

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Robert Elwall
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
Release: 2004
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015061326032

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Murray Fraser
Publisher:
Release: 2019
File: 2208 Pages
ISBN-13: 147258998X

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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.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Patrick Haughey
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-01-19
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351796798

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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

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Dan Cruickshank
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release: 2015-10-08
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780007575596

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