50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Know

50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Know

by Philip Wilkinson
     
 

From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius--Doric, Ionic and Corinthian--to the… See more details below

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From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius--Doric, Ionic and Corinthian--to the most recent contemporary trends. Philip Wilkinson offers expert introductions to the most important architectural movements and styles throughout history, as well as describing some of the greatest architects' most important and representative works. So, if you've ever wondered when a building is just a building or art, or want to know more about Gothic vaults, trusses and arches, this is the perfect introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623651787
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,267,334
File size:
8 MB

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