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Here is a fascinating account of architecture throughout the modern world--with examples from prehistoric to modern times. Coverage includes Western architecture as well as that of Pre-Columbian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Southeast Asian.The author includes a worldwide survey of important monuments, residences, government buildings, and religious structures, complete with photos, plans, and scales, including:

* The Parthenon
* Cheops Pyramid
* Pantheon
* Hadrian's Wall
* Versailles
* Monticello
* The Brooklyn Bridge
* Boston Public Library
* Rockefeller Center
* Fallingwater
* The High Museum

Marian Moffett (Knoxville, Tennessee) earned a B.Arch. at North Carolina State University (1971) and the M.Arch. and PhD. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1973 and 1975, respectively). Since 1975, she has taught architectural history at the University of Tennessee, where she has collaborated with Lawrence Wodehouse in producing exhibitions and catalogs on the architecture of the Tennessee Valley Authority and cantilever barns, as well as co-authoring A History of Western Architecture and East Tennessee Cantilever Barns. Her research includes work on wooden architecture in eastern Europe and town planning in Tennessee. She is active with the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and has served as President of the UT Faculty Senate and as an academic administrator in the Office of the Provost.

Michael Fazio (Mississippi State University) is an architect and architectural historian. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Auburn University, a Master of Architecture Degree fromThe Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urban Development from Cornell University. He practices architecture in the southeast region, most often as a preservation consultant preparing historic structures reports. He teaches architectural design studios and architectural history in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. He is also an actively publishing scholar whose articles have appeared in the Society of Architectural Historians Journal, Arris (the journal of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians), and the Journal of Architectural Education. His book (with co-author Patrick Snadon of the University of Cincinnati), Inventing the American House: the Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, will be published in 2003 by The Johns Hopkins University Press and will be accompanied by an exhibition at The Octagon and Decatur House in Washington, D.C.Lawrence Wodehouse (Knoxville, Tennessee; Emeritus) received a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Durham (1959), a diploma in Town Planning from London University (1962), an M.Arch degree from Cornell University (1963), and a Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of St. Andrews (1980). He taught architectural history at Texas Technological University, North Carolina State University, Pratt Institute, the University of Dundee, and the University of Tennessee until his retirement in 1993. Known for his research on nineteenth and twentieth American architecture, he is the author of many books, including East Tennessee Cantilever Barns (1993), The Roots of International Style Architecture (1991), A History of Western Architecture (1989), White of McKim, Mead and White (1988), Ada Louise Huxtable: A Bibliography (1981), and British Architects, 1841-1976 (1980), and numerous scholarly articles. He is a registered architect in the United Kingdom and a founding member of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
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This impressive survey of world architecture includes a wealth of information, and is beautifully formatted and enhanced with 570 photographs (300 in color) and 350 line drawings. A series of maps precedes the informative and well-written text. The introduction gives an overview of the design and construction of both individual buildings and entire communities, and the chapters are arranged chronologically from prehistoric times to late twentieth century. There is heavy emphasis on Western traditions, but also considerable discussion of Asian, Islamic, Russian, and pre-Columbian American structures. Architectural terms are highlighted in bold type the first time they appear and are presented together in a glossary along with an excellent annotated bibliography. Perhaps the most rewarding features, besides the stunning color illustrations, are the line drawings depicting floor plans and elevations. Each chapter presents a brief overview of historical events and social customs that influenced architectural styles, as well as individuals who played significant roles in the support, design, and construction of various projects. Interspersed throughout are separate essays highlighting particular aspects of architectural history. Not only is this collection an excellent source of information, it is also an entertaining journey through the history of world architecture.
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This impressive survey of world architecture includes a wealth of information, and is beautifully formatted and enhanced with 570 photographs (300 in color) and 350 line drawings. A series of maps precedes the informative and well-written text. The introduction gives an overview of the design and construction of both individual buildings and entire communities, and the chapters are arranged chronologically from prehistoric times to late twentieth century. There is heavy emphasis on Western traditions, but also considerable discussion of Asian, Islamic, Russian, and pre-Columbian American structures. Architectural terms are highlighted in bold type the first time they appear and are presented together in a glossary along with an excellent annotated bibliography. Perhaps the most rewarding features, besides the stunning color illustrations, are the line drawings depicting floor plans and elevations. Each chapter presents a brief overview of historical events and social customs that influenced architectural styles, as well as individuals who played significant roles in the support, design, and construction of various projects. Interspersed throughout are separate essays highlighting particular aspects of architectural history. Not only is this collection an excellent source of information, it is also an entertaining journey through the history of world architecture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071417518
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marian Moffett (Knoxville, Tennessee) earned a B.Arch. at North Carolina State University (1971) and the M.Arch. and PhD. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1973 and 1975, respectively). Since 1975, she has taught architectural history at the University of Tennessee, where she has collaborated with Lawrence Wodehouse in producing exhibitions and catalogs on the architecture of the Tennessee Valley Authority and cantilever barns, as well as co-authoring A History of Western Architecture and East Tennessee Cantilever Barns. Her research includes work on wooden architecture in eastern Europe and town planning in Tennessee. She is active with the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and has served as President of the UT Faculty Senate and as an academic administrator in the Office of the Provost. Michael Fazio (Mississippi State University) is an architect and architectural historian. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Auburn University, a Master of Architecture Degree from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urban Development from Cornell University. He practices architecture in the southeast region, most often as a preservation consultant preparing historic structures reports. He teaches architectural design studios and architectural history in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. He is also an actively publishing scholar whose articles have appeared in the Society of Architectural Historians Journal, Arris (the journal of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians), and the Journal of Architectural Education. His book (with co-author Patrick Snadonof the University of Cincinnati), Inventing the American House: the Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, will be published in 2003 by The Johns Hopkins University Press and will be accompanied by an exhibition at The Octagon and Decatur House in Washington, D.C.Lawrence Wodehouse (Knoxville, Tennessee; Emeritus) received a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Durham (1959), a diploma in Town Planning from London University (1962), an M.Arch degree from Cornell University (1963), and a Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of St. Andrews (1980). He taught architectural history at Texas Technological University, North Carolina State University, Pratt Institute, the University of Dundee, and the University of Tennessee until his retirement in 1993. Known for his research on nineteenth and twentieth American architecture, he is the author of many books, including East Tennessee Cantilever Barns (1993), The Roots of International Style Architecture (1991), A History of Western Architecture (1989), White of McKim, Mead and White (1988), Ada Louise Huxtable: A Bibliography (1981), and British Architects, 1841-1976 (1980), and numerous scholarly articles. He is a registered architect in the United Kingdom and a founding member of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Maps
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Beginnings of Architecture 9
Ch. 2 The Greek World 39
Ch. 3 The Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia 67
Ch. 4 Traditional Architecture of China and Japan 87
Ch. 5 The Roman World 111
Ch. 6 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture 141
Ch. 7 Islamic Architecture 165
Ch. 8 Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture 191
Ch. 9 Gothic Architecture 229
Ch. 10 Indigenous Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas 275
Ch. 11 Renaissance Architecture 295
Ch. 12 Baroque Architecture 353
Ch. 13 The Eighteenth Century 397
Ch. 14 Nineteenth-Century Developments 419
Ch. 15 The Twentieth Century and Modernism 475
Ch. 16 Modernisms in the Mid- and Late Twentieth Century 533
Glossary 568
Bibliography 572
Picture Credits 576
Index 577
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