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History of Western Architecture and Design
     

History of Western Architecture and Design

by David Watkin
 

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• Comprehensive overview of architecture as an evolving continuum

• Packed with images of the greatest triumphs of Western architecture

• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-2273-0

This highly acclaimed reference work traces the history of Western architecture from its earliest days in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of computer-aided design at

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• Comprehensive overview of architecture as an evolving continuum

• Packed with images of the greatest triumphs of Western architecture

• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-2273-0

This highly acclaimed reference work traces the history of Western architecture from its earliest days in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of computer-aided design at the beginning of this century. Looking at architectural history as a living continuum rather than a museum of neatly labeled styles, the author emphasizes the vitality of the Classical language of architecture. Twenty pages of text and twenty-five new pictures have been added to bring this new edition of an authoritative classic completely up to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823022779
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Watkin teaches the history of architecture at the University of Cambridge.
He has written many books, including Sir John Soane and Morality and Architecture Revisited. A leading authority on Classicism and its renewals in architecture, he lives in England.

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