A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture
Author: Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780470902486
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A World History of Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett,Michael Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Pages: 608
ISBN: 0071544798
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Release: 2008-02-25
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781118981337
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Release: 2017-04-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Arts and Crafts in India: Indo-Saracenic Style

A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture
Author: Michael W. Fazio,Marian Moffett,Lawrence Wodehouse
Pages: 592
ISBN: UCSC:32106019497640
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Updated with expanded coverage of non-western 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. Written in 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 world's architectural heritage and testifies to some of the world's greatest achievements of the human spirit.

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780470648858
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Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Architecture in Wood

Architecture in Wood
Author: Will Pryce
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0500343187
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Release: 2016-02-03
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. Will Pryce, the most admired architectural photographer in Britain, has travelled the world seeking both famous and obscure buildings in wood. Intensely dramatic but not over-dramatized, technically flawless, but not merely documentary, his photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures first hand. In the substantial text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England would use a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.

A History of Architecture and Trade

A History of Architecture and Trade
Author: Patrick Haughey
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781351796798
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Release: 2018-01-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Architecture of First Societies

Architecture of First Societies
Author: Mark M. Jarzombek
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781118421055
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Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies. Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist, this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how the material culture of our forebears, from building to clothing, food, ritual and dance, was inextricably bound up with the mode of survival obtained in a particular place and time...It is a study that will surely become required reading for every student of material culture.”—Kenneth Frampton Starting with the dawn of human society, through early civilizations, to the pre-Columbian American tribes, Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective traces the different cultural formations that developed in various places throughout the world to form the built environment. Looking through the lens of both time and geography, the history of early architecture is brought to life with full-color photographs, maps, and drawings. Drawing on the latest research in archaeological and anthropological knowledge, this landmark book also looks at how indigenous societies build today in order to help inform the past.

A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings

A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings
Author: Dan Cruickshank
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780007575596
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Release: 2015-10-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Architecture

Architecture
Author: Daniel Borden,Jerzy Elzanowski,Joni Taylor,Stephanie Tuerk
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0810995123
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Release: 2008-05-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

World Architecture

World Architecture
Author: Richard Ingersoll
Pages: 998
ISBN: 0190646454
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Release: 2018
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World Architecture provides the most comprehensive and contemporary survey of the field. Each chapter is organized chronologically and focuses on three unique architectural cultures, simultaneously providing instructors with flexibility and offering students a comprehensive method forunderstanding and appreciating the history, cultural significance, beauty, and diversity of architecture from around the world.

The Library

The Library
Author: James W. P. Campbell,Will Pryce
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0500342881
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages, book collections have served to symbolize their owners culture and learning, and the wealthy and powerful have spent lavishly on buildings to house them. In its highest form the library became a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture into seamless, dramatic spaces. The finest libraries are repositories not just of books, but of learning, creativity and contemplation; they embody some of the highest achievements of humankind. This book recounts that history in text and images of truly outstanding quality.

Canada

Canada
Author: Michelangelo Sabatino,Rhodri Windsor Liscombe
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781780236797
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Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Reaktion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Canada is a country of massive size, of diverse geographical features and an equally diverse population—all features that are magnificently reflected in its architecture. In this book, Rhodri Windsor Liscombe and Michelangelo Sabatino offer a richly informative history of Canadian architecture that celebrates and explores the country’s many contributions to the spread of architectural modernity in the Americas. A distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced during the twentieth century, one informed by a liberal, hybrid, and pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language and more on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces and places. Taking a fresh perspective on design production, they map the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in the late 1880s through to the present. Along the way they discuss architecture within the broader contexts of political, industrial, and sociocultural evolution; the urban-suburban expansion; and new building technologies. Examining the works of architects and firms such as ARCOP, Eric Arthur, Ernest Cormier, Brigitte Shim, and Howard Sutcliffe, this book brings Canadian architecture chronologically and thematically to life.

Architecture

Architecture
Author: Barnabas Calder
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780141978215
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Release: 2021-07-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking history of architecture told through the relationship between buildings and energy The story of architecture is the story of humanity. The buildings we live in, from the humblest pre-historic huts to today's skyscrapers, reveal our priorities and ambitions, our family structures and power structures. And to an extent never explored until now, architecture has been shaped in every era by our access to energy, from fire to farming to fossil fuels. In this ground-breaking history of world architecture, Barnabas Calder takes us on a dazzling tour of some of the most astonishing buildings of the past fifteen thousand years, from Uruk, via Ancient Rome and Victorian Liverpool, to China's booming megacities. He reveals how every building - from the Parthenon to the Great Mosque of Damascus to a typical Georgian house - was influenced by the energy available to its architects, and why this matters. Today architecture consumes so much energy that 40% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from the construction and running of buildings. If we are to avoid catastrophic climate change then now, more than ever, we need beautiful but also intelligent architecture, and to retrofit - not demolish - the buildings we already have.

History of Architecture

History of Architecture
Author: Louisa Caroline Tuthill
Pages: 426
ISBN: RMS:RMSAR$$$000001436$$$I
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Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Architecture

Architecture
Author: Jonathan Glancey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0241514908
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Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Significant architectural movements, biographies of famous architects and in-depth examinations of their masterpieces. See how and why certain features were common during specific time periods and how these buildings have stood the test of time. Unique specially-commissioned CGI artworks throughout the book showcase more than 10 specific buildings, including The Pantheon and the White House"--Publisher's description.

Interior Design Illustrated

Interior Design Illustrated
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Corky Binggeli
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781118090718
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Release: 2012-02-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a concise and accessible presentation of important concepts for beginning designers, and experienced practitioners will appreciate its insightful and practical coverage of the relationship between building structures and interior spaces. A broad range of rich illustrations communicates visual information and ploughs fertile ground for creative ideas and inspiration.

The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Author: Michael W. Fazio,Benjamin Henry Latrobe,Patrick A. Snadon
Pages: 769
ISBN: 9780801881046
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Release: 2006-06-13
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This deeply researched and abundantly illustrated study catalogs all of Latrobe's domestic commissions, offering an authoritative treatment of the concepts, designs, and unique interior and exterior features of his houses. Benjamin Henry Latrobe, an English émigré and the first professional architect of international stature to practice in the United States, invented an American house type for the new democratic republic. Calling upon his diverse education and travel experiences in Europe and his training with eminent architects and engineers in London, Latrobe responded to American manners and climate by producing what he called his "rational house," an application of Enlightenment thinking to the design of a proper living environment for the citizens of the world's most recent democracy. Establishing a new benchmark in Latrobe studies, Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon extend their analysis to Latrobe's training and career in England and Europe, his principles of design, and his methods of architectural practice. The authors trace the evolution of his design thinking through analytical essays on all of his major domestic commissions and conclude with a summary discussion of his position within the international architectural scene, his design theories, the integration of interior design and engineering into his architectural practice, and the preservation of his houses.

Architectural Graphics

Architectural Graphics
Author: Frank Ching
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781483142043
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Release: 2014-05-16
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Architectural Graphics focuses on the techniques, methodologies, and graphic tools used in conveying architectural ideas. The book takes a look at equipment and materials, architectural drafting, and architectural drawing conventions. Discussions focus on drawing pencils, technical drawing pens, set squares/templates, circle templates/compasses, line weight/line types, drafting technique, drawing circular elements, floor plan, doors and windows in plan, stairs, wall indications, plan grids, and site boundaries. The manuscript examines rendition of value and context and graphic symbols and lettering. Topics include tonal values, media and techniques, value/texture rendition, material rendition, shades and shadows, people, furniture, graphic representation symbols, and hand lettering. The text explores freehand drawing and architectural presentations, including freehand sketching, graphic diagraming, and sketching equipment. The publication is a valuable reference for architects interested in doing further studies in architectural graphics.

Brick

Brick
Author: James W. P. Campbell,Will Pryce
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0500343195
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Release: 2016-02-03
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This totally original architecture book - the first ever comprehensive study of brick - follows the story of brick from 5,000 bc to its use in building today, via the vast baths and basilicas of ancient Rome, through the wonders of Gothic brick in Germany, the majestic temples of Pagan and Mughal mosques in Iran, to its modern revival. Marvellously illustrated with spectacular, specially-taken photographs, Brick is at once an historical account of how bricks have been employed by architects of every period, a technical survey of brickmaking and bricklaying, and an essay in architectural and cultural history. The authors have applied their expert visual and technical knowledge to more than one hundred themes, from bricks in ancient Egypt to their distinctive use by such modern masters as Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Renzo Piano. Great works of engineering - viaducts, tunnels and bridges - are given prominence alongside great cathedrals and country houses, temples and mosques, testifying to the incredible versatility and importance of bricks and brickwork.