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A Chronology of Western Architecture
     

A Chronology of Western Architecture

by Doreen Yarwood
 

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Casual and serious readers alike will be captivated by this comprehensive survey of the Western world's architecture. Ranging from 2000 B.C. to the 1980s, its chronologically arranged photographs and drawings appear in 105 two-page spreads, each representing a specific era and often covering different regions and countries. Accompanying text comments on

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Casual and serious readers alike will be captivated by this comprehensive survey of the Western world's architecture. Ranging from 2000 B.C. to the 1980s, its chronologically arranged photographs and drawings appear in 105 two-page spreads, each representing a specific era and often covering different regions and countries. Accompanying text comments on architectural details and places the buildings within the historical, artistic, and scientific context of each period.
Clear organization and layout make this unique volume an easy-to-use reference. No previous knowledge of building or architectural history is assumed, and the text is supplemented by an index and glossary. In addition to its practical appeal to architectural historians and students, this wide-ranging visual history will fascinate readers with an interest in architecture, art, and history. 

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Library Journal
Architectural libraries are replete with surveys of western architecture. What makes Yarwood's new survey unique, however, is its format: a running commentary on one side of the page tracks the major trends in design and a chronology on the other side documents political, cultural, and scientific events of note. Over 1000 pen-and-ink sketches of buildings, plans, and architectural details illustrate major works in Europe and North America. Aimed towards general readers, this work covers considerable groundover 3000 yearsin slightly over 200 pages. Despite some rather crude sketches and some odd choices of supposed world events, the book succeeds in providing a solid overview of western architecture. H. Ward Jandl, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486476483
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/17/2010
Series:
Dover Architecture Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


The author of numerous works on architectural history, Doreen Yarwood has lectured in schools, universities, and art colleges.

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