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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813349036

ISBN-13: 9780813349039

Pub. Date: 12/24/2013

Publisher: Westview Press


This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging.

Significant features of the third edition include:

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    Overview


    This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging.

    Significant features of the third edition include:

    • Increased global coverage, with new essays on Africa, Japan, China, India, Islamic architecture, and the architecture of the Americas.
    • A new chapter covering twenty-first century architecture.
    • Updated coverage of sustainable and green architecture and its impact on design.
    • Revised historical survey and expanded and illustrated timeline.
    • Thoroughly revised and expanded art program, including more than 650 black and white images–135 new to this edition, and more than 200 line art drawings created by author Leland Roth. A new 32-page, full color insert features more than 50 new color images.


    Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: The Elements of Architecture and The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive and clearly written, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of architecture.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780813349039
    Publisher:
    Westview Press
    Publication date:
    12/24/2013
    Edition description:
    Third Edition, Third Edition
    Pages:
    816
    Sales rank:
    209,673
    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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