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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Marian Moffett
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release Book : 2003
Download Book : 592 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Mark M. Jarzombek
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2011-10-04
Download Book : 864 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780470902486


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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.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher : Wiley
Release Book : 2007
Download Book : 800 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015066810477


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2011-09-06
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780470648858


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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.

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Author Book : Will Pryce
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release Book : 2016-02-03
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0500343187


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Daniel Borden
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release Book : 2008-05-01
Download Book : 512 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0810995123


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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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Patrick Haughey
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2018-01-19
Download Book : 230 Pages
ISBN-10 : 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 Book : Architecture
Author Book : Dan Cruickshank
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Book : 2015-10-08
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780007575596


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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.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Gaynor Aaltonen
Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
Release Book : 2013-07-28
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781782127970


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“This book is the most comprehensively global andcritically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the materialand 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 thematerial culture of our forebears, from building to clothing, food,ritual and dance, was inextricably bound up with the mode ofsurvival obtained in a particular place and time…It is astudy that will surely become required reading for every student ofmaterial culture.”—Kenneth Frampton Starting with the dawn of human society, through earlycivilizations, to the pre-Columbian American tribes,Architecture of First Societies: A Global Perspective tracesthe different cultural formations that developed in various placesthroughout the world to form the built environment. Looking throughthe lens of both time and geography, the history of earlyarchitecture is brought to life with full-color photographs, maps,and drawings. Drawing on the latest research in archaeological andanthropological knowledge, this landmark book also looks at howindigenous societies build today in order to help inform the past.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Mark M. Jarzombek
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2014-05-27
Download Book : 672 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781118421055