Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments

Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments

by Isabel Kuhl
     
 

From the pyramids to the Guggenheim Museum, discover how these groundbreaking strucktures changed the course of architecture through the ages. Architecture evolves in response to man's technological advances and environmental demands. Driven by these developments, architects can be seen as the most innovative of artists. In twenty-five beautifully illustrated

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From the pyramids to the Guggenheim Museum, discover how these groundbreaking strucktures changed the course of architecture through the ages. Architecture evolves in response to man's technological advances and environmental demands. Driven by these developments, architects can be seen as the most innovative of artists. In twenty-five beautifully illustrated chapters, this volume for general readers and architecture lovers alike identifies the most important advancements in the field of architecture, and demonstrates how these innovations influenced the development of architecture. Chapters focus on topics such as monuments to the dead and places of worship; domes; pillars and arches; towers from Pisa to Eiffel; stadia and theaters; palaces and skyscrapers. Readers will learn about the introduction of glass, steel, iron, and concrete; how buildings express ideas; and the rediscovery of antiquity. Arranged chronologically, these chapters can be studied individually to deepen our understanding of particular aspects of architecture or as a whole-to appreciate the ever changing patterns of architectural advancement.

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In architecture, innovations beget innovations. Isabel Kuhl's Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments opens our eyes to advancements in structure-building and then describes how these initial breakthroughs led to further refinements and creative leaps. In twenty-five chronologically arranged chapters, she shows how new materials, technological advances, societal demands, and environmental problems can vitalize or revitalize our built world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791346540
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
06/13/2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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