A History of Western Architecture, 5th edition

A History of Western Architecture, 5th edition

by David Watkin
     
 

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In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC

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In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this fifth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856697903
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
Up to 18 Years

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