A Chronology of Western Architecture

A Chronology of Western Architecture

by Doreen Yarwood
     
 

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Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this outstanding visual survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s. It features more than 1,000 photographs and drawings, plus commentaries that place each building in historical context.See more details below

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Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this outstanding visual survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s. It features more than 1,000 photographs and drawings, plus commentaries that place each building in historical context.

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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)

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