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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714823041
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Origins 9
2 Barbaric Splendour: the first civilizations, 4000 BC to fourth century AD 17
3 The Geometry of Immortality: Ancient Egypt, 3200 BC to first century AD 27
4 The Holy Mountain and the Sacred Womb: Southern Asia, 2500 BC to eighteenth century AD 41
5 Puzzles and Modules: China and Japan, third century BC to twentieth century AD 55
6 Ritual of Blood: Pre-Hispanic America, 1200 BC to sixteenth century AD 75
7 The Landscape of the Gods: Ancient Greece, fifth century BC to first century AD 85
8 The Authority of Competence: Rome, fourth century BC to fifth century AD 97
9 The Worshipping Community: early Christian and Byzantine, fourth to fifteenth century 111
10 The Order and the Sanctuary: Romanesque, ninth to twelfth century 125
11 The Flowering of the Desert: Islam, seventh to twentieth century 137
12 The Metaphysics of Light: Gothic, twelfth to sixteenth century 149
13 The Scale of Human Perfection: Renaissance Italy, fifteenth to sixteenth century 167
14 Urbanity crosses the Alps: spread of the Renaissance, fifteenth to seventeenth century 181
15 Drama: Baroque and Rococo, seventeenth to eighteenth century 195
16 The Prophets of Elegance: Romantic Classicism, eighteenth to nineteenth century 215
17 How the Pioneers became Self-reliant: Americas and beyond, seventeenth to eighteenth century 229
18 The Rise of the Iron Masters: the search for a style, nineteenth century to 1914 237
19 Expectancy: the turn of the century, c. 1870 to 1920 247
20 Function and Anonymity: the International Style, c. 1918 to 1970 259
21 Many Directions: the pluralistic world of personalism and technology, the present day 271
Further Reading 282
Acknowledgements 284
Index 285
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