Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning / Edition 3

Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning / Edition 3

by Leland M. Roth, Amanda C. Roth Clark
     
 

 A comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the elements and historical styles of architectural design, thoroughly illustrated with photos and plan drawings of many of the world's greatest buildingsSee more details below

Overview

 A comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the elements and historical styles of architectural design, thoroughly illustrated with photos and plan drawings of many of the world's greatest buildings

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813349039
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/24/2013
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Condensed Contents:

Introduction

Part 1 • The Elements of Architecture

1. Architecture: The Art of Shaping of Space
2. "Commoditie": Building Functions
3. "Firmness": Structure, or How Does the Building Stand Up?
4. "Delight": Seeing Architecture
5. Architecture and Sound
6. Architecture: Part of the Natural Environment
7. The Architect: From High Priest to Profession
8. Architecture, Memory, and Economics

Part 2 • The History and Meaning of Architecture

9. The Beginnings of Architecture: From Caves to Cities
10. The Architecture of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt
11. Greek Architecture
12. Roman Architecture
ESSAY 1: Indian Architecture
13. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture
ESSAY 2: Islamic Architecture
14. Medieval Architecture
15. Renaissance Architecture
ESSAY 3: Ancient Architecture in the Americas
16. Baroque and Rococo Architecture
ESSAY 4: Chinese Architecture
17. The Origins of Modernism: Architecture in the Age of Enlightenment, 1720-1790
ESSAY 5: Japanese Architecture
18. The Roots of Modernism: The Nineteenth Century
ESSAY 6: African Architecture
19. Versions of Modern Architecture, 1914-1970
20. The Expansion of Modernism: From the Twentieth Century into the Twenty-First

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