A History of Western ArchitectureA History of Western Architecture



Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this sixth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments, including the ...

Author: David Watkin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1780675976

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In this highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this sixth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments, including the role of computers in architecture, sustainability, humanitarian architecture, and very tall buildings.

A History of Western ArchitectureA History of Western Architecture



King Antiochus IV of Syria continued work on this sixth - century temple from 174BC as a gift to the Athenian people and as a statement of his belief in Greek ideals and of his devotion to Zeus . The architect , unusually , was a Roman ...

Author: David Watkin

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694593

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Surveys the history of Western architecture from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the present day.

Architecture and Urbanism in the British EmpireArchitecture and Urbanism in the British Empire



History, near and far, was owned by this architecture, and the writing of history paralleled this, ... Initially this omitted any non-Western architecture, but by 1921 (in its sixth edition) the non-Western had been introduced to the ...

Author: G. A. Bremner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198713326

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Page: 492

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A comprehensive overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries, exploring the built heritage of Britain's former colonial empire as a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities.

A Chronology of Western ArchitectureA Chronology of Western Architecture



Lansa early sixth century BC l 44 Corinthian capital. ... Designed the sculpture on the Parthenon (architect Ictinus). Carved himself the great statue of Athena Parthenos ... Responsible for the first history of Western civilization c.

Author: Doreen Yarwood

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486476483

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Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this comprehensive survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s and features more than 1,000 chronologically arranged photographs and drawings. Each of the 105 two-page spreads represents a specific era and includes comments on architectural details and historical events of the period.

Guide to Western ArchitectureGuide to Western Architecture



This represents an elementary expression of post-and-lintel architecture. ... eastern Mediterranean countries until the timber supply began to fail in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C. ; thereafter builders discarded the bearer beam, ...

Author: John Gloag

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000775792

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Originally published in 1958, A Guide to Western Architecture charts the origins of the system of architectural design that was perfected in Greece, follows its development under the Roman Empire and describes the achievements of the Byzantine architects. Passing through Romanesque to Gothic, the contributions made by Mediaeval builders to structure and design are recorded, and then the impact of the Renaissance on architecture, and its characteristic development in the different European countries. The transplanting of Renaissance ideas to the New World is covered, and finally the origins and nature of the new Western architecture occupy the last section of the book. The Appendix includes a list of the principal architects, and brief notes on their work, from the 5th century B. C. to the end of the Renaissance.

A History of Western ArchitectureA History of Western Architecture



In terms of architecture , the Fourth Dynasty tombs represent a high point in Egyptian building during the Old Kingdom ( Dynasties I - VI ) . The end of the Sixth Dynasty was marked by the First Intermediate Period , when various noble ...

Author: Lawrence Wodehouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: UOM:39015031572517

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This text, lauded by instructors as extremely teachable, traces architectural history from prehistoric times to the 20th century.

A World History of ArchitectureA World History 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, ...

Author: Marian Moffett

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856693716

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Page: 608

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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.