A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Pages: 592
ISBN: 1856693716
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Release: 2003
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

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 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

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.

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

The History of Architecture

The History of Architecture
Author: Gaynor Aaltonen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782127970
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Release: 2013-07-28
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book takes a bird's eye view of architecture in time, and explores the different ways architects have responded to civilizations, giving them the buildings and cities they deserve.

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 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.

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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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: un

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Arts and Crafts in India: Indo-Saracenic Style

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 and Urbanism in the Americas

A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas
Author: Clare Cardinal-Pett
Pages: 526
ISBN: 9781317431251
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Release: 2015-11-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book combines the latest scholarship about the indigenous past with an environmental history approach covering issues of climate, geology, and biology, so that you'll see the relationship between urban and rural in a new, more inclusive way. Author Clare Cardinal-Pett tells the story chronologically, from the earliest-known human migrations into the Americas to the 1930s to reveal information and insights that weave across time and place so that you can develop a complex and nuanced understanding of human-made landscape forms, patterns of urbanization, and associated building typologies. Each chapter addresses developments throughout the hemisphere and includes information from various disciplines, original artwork, and historical photographs of everyday life, which - along with numerous maps, diagrams, and traditional building photographs - will train your eye to see the built environment as you read about it.

Story of Architecture

Story of Architecture
Author: Jonathan Glancey
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0132240289
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Release: 2006-03-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dorling Kindersley's visual approach, using photographs supported by architectural plans and diagrams, combine with inspiring text to tell the appealing story of the history of architecture.

Sir Banister Fletcher s A History of Architecture

Sir Banister Fletcher s A History of Architecture
Author: Sir Banister Fletcher,James C. Palmes
Pages: 1390
ISBN: MINN:31951D001581878
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Release: 1975
Editor: London : Athlone Press
Language: en

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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.

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings
Author: Marc Kushner
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781476784939
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture. We’re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future. A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats smog. An inflatable concert hall. A research lab that can walk through snow. We’re entering a new age in architecture—one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials. Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. The buildings hail from all seven continents (to say nothing of other planets), offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead. Each page captures the soaring confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the space-age wonder, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world’s most inspired buildings—and the questions they provoke: Can a building breathe? Can a skyscraper be built in a day? Can we 3D-print a house? Can we live on the moon? Filled with gorgeous imagery and witty insight, this book is an essential and delightful guide to the future being built around us—a future that matters more, and to more of us, than ever.

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture
Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781118981603
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Release: 2017-03-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

A History of Architecture in All Countries

A History of Architecture in All Countries
Author: James Fergusson
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590358543
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Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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LIBRARY

LIBRARY
Author: JAMES W P. PRYCE CAMPBELL (WILL.)
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0500023522
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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World Architecture

World Architecture
Author: Will Pryce
Pages: 313
ISBN: 0500342741
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in over 350 photographs which take you on an epic journey celebrating the finest examples of architecture from over 2,000 years of civilization. Deftly splitting the history of architecture into two parts at AD1500, World Architecture: The Masterworks contains over 80 buildings, over 40 of which are featured in detailed photo essays. Will Pryces texts provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts, peoples and evolution of architectural history.