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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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.
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.
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.
Expanded to include the discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the developments in non-Western and modern art since the 6th edition, this is a wide ranging history of art.
- Author : Murray Fraser
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2019
- Genre : Architecture
- Pages : 2208
- ISBN : 147258998X
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.
The world's major architecture is described, explained, and frequently illustrated. Scope is widened to include more architecture from non-European countries.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date :
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
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.
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.
Surveys the history of Western architecture from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the present day.
Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.
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 Architect traces the role of the profession across the centuries and in different cultures, showing the architect both as designer and as mediator between the client and the builder.
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 deserved. With over 220 color photographs, it is a sumptuous guide for the thousands, or rather hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy visiting castles and cathedrals, palaces and piazzas, and would like to know and understand more about what they are seeing. Concisely and clearly written for a general audience, the book takes us through the world of the ancients, through the Renaissance, and into the Modern Age via the intricate fascination with the Baroque.
This book presents a comprehensive survey of world architecture from antiquity to the present. Over a thousand superb photographs illustrate 500 important buildings, further elecidated by plans and details of infividual architectural elements. An informative, chronologically organized text decribes individual buildings and their stylistic vocabulary with specialized inpit from architectural theory and the decorative arts. The magnificent photographs and fascinating text combine to form a complete presentation of the art of building. -- Publisher details.
- Author : James Fergusson
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1862
- Genre : Architecture
- Pages : 538
- ISBN : HARVARD:32044108135427