A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture

by Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, Lawrence Wodehouse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1856693716

ISBN-13: 9781856693714

Pub. Date: 08/31/2004

Publisher: Gardners Books

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856693714
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Edition description:
NEW

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Beginnings of Architecture

Chapter 3: The Greek World

Chapter 4:Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia

Chapter 5:Traditional Architecture of China and Japan

Chapter 6: The Roman World

Chapter 7: Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Chapter 8: Islamic Architecture

Chapter 9: Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture

Chapter 10: Gothic Architecture

Chapter 11:
Indigenous Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas

Chapter 12:
Renaissance Architecture

Chapter 13:
Baroque Architecture

Chapter 14:
The Eighteenth Century

Chapter 15:
Nineteenth-Century Developments

Chapter 16:
The Twentieth Century and Modernism

Chapter 17:
Modernism in the Mid- and Late-Twentieth Century

Selected Bibliography

Glossary

Index

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