Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture / Edition 4

Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture / Edition 4

by Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073379298

ISBN-13: 9780073379296

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Buildings Across Time offers a survey of world architecture both for students taking introductory courses and for the general reader simply interested in buildings. The authors have searched out the stories these buildings have to tell, considered the intentions of the people who built them, and examined the lives of those who used them. The text begins with

Overview

Buildings Across Time offers a survey of world architecture both for students taking introductory courses and for the general reader simply interested in buildings. The authors have searched out the stories these buildings have to tell, considered the intentions of the people who built them, and examined the lives of those who used them. The text begins with prehistory and ends with early twenty-first century. It covers the Western tradition as well as works in the Islamic world, the pre-Columbian Americas, Africa, China, Southeast Asia, Russia, and Japan.

Buildings Across Time is a diverse sampling of the built environment written in a straightforward but lively style that is rich with detail. The text contains extensive descriptive narrative leavened with focused critical analysis, which allows the book to stand alone and invites lecturers to impose their studied interpretations on the material without the danger of undue ambiguity or conflict. In a world that grows smaller by the day, it presents a global perspective, and in a discipline that concerns built objects that are often beautiful as well as functional, it is copiously illustrated, intelligently designed, and consistently usable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073379296
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
138,272
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Architecture

Chapter 2: The Greek World

Chapter 3: The Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia

Chapter 4: The Traditional Architecture of China and Japan

Chapter 5: The Roman World

Chapter 6: Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Chapter 7: Islamic Architecture

Chapter 8: Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture

Chapter 9: Gothic Architecture

Chapter 10: Indigenous Architecture in the Americas and Africa

Chapter 11: Renaissance Architecture

Chapter 12: Baroque Architecture

Chapter 13: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, and the Rococo

Chapter 14: Eclecticism, Industrialization, and Newness

Chapter 15: The Twentieth Century and Modernism

Chapter 16: Modernisms in the Mid- and Late Twentieth Century and Beyond

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