A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals / Edition 2

A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals / Edition 2

by Spiro Kostof, Gregory Castillo, Richard Tobias
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195083784

ISBN-13: 9780195083781

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

No mere survey of famous buildings, Kostof's History examines an inclusive spectrum of manmade structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids at Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Indeed, Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure or shelter a potential source of insight, whether it be the…  See more details below

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No mere survey of famous buildings, Kostof's History examines an inclusive spectrum of manmade structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids at Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Indeed, Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure or shelter a potential source of insight, whether it be the prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The Second Edition features a new concluding chapter, "Designing the Fin-de-Siecle," based on Kostof's last lecture notes and prepared by Castillo, as well as an all-new sixteen-page color section. Many of the original line drawings by Richard Tobias, as well as some fifty photographs, have also been updated or replaced, for improved clarity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195083781
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
11.39(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

1The Study of What We Built3
2The Cave and the Sky: Stone Age Europe21
3The Rise of the City: Architecture in Western Asia43
4The Architecture of Ancient Egypt67
5Bronze Age Cities: The Aegean and Asia Minor91
6The Greek Temple and "Barbarian" Alternatives115
7Polis and Akropolis137
8The Hellenistic Realm161
9Rome: Caput Mundi191
10The World at Large: Roman Concurrences217
11The Triumph of Christ245
12The Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages269
13The Birth of Nations: Europe After Charles295
14The French Manner323
15The Urbanization of Europe, 1100-1300349
16Edges of Medievalism375
17The Renaissance: Ideal and Fad403
18Spain and the New World433
19Istanbul and Venice453
20The Popes as Planners: Rome, 1450-1650485
21Absolutism and Bourgeoisie: European Architecture, 1600-1750511
22Architecture for a New World547
23Architectural Art and the Landscape of Industry, 1800-1850571
24The American Experience605
25Victorian Environments635
26The Trials of Modernism669
27Architecture and the State: Interwar Years695
28The Ends of Modernism721
29Designing the Fin-De-Siecle745

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