A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture

by Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, Lawrence Wodehouse
     
 

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.

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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Preface
Maps
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Beginnings of Architecture9
Ch. 2The Greek World39
Ch. 3The Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia67
Ch. 4Traditional Architecture of China and Japan87
Ch. 5The Roman World111
Ch. 6Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture141
Ch. 7Islamic Architecture165
Ch. 8Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture191
Ch. 9Gothic Architecture229
Ch. 10Indigenous Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas275
Ch. 11Renaissance Architecture295
Ch. 12Baroque Architecture353
Ch. 13The Eighteenth Century397
Ch. 14Nineteenth-Century Developments419
Ch. 15The Twentieth Century and Modernism475
Ch. 16Modernisms in the Mid- and Late Twentieth Century533
Glossary568
Bibliography572
Picture Credits576
Index577

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