ISBN-10:
0813349036
ISBN-13:
9780813349039
Pub. Date:
12/26/2013
Publisher:
Westview Press
Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning / Edition 3

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

by Leland M. RothLeland M. Roth
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813349039
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Edition description: Third Edition, Third Edition
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 1,163,612
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Roth, Leland M. | Clark, Amanda C. Roth

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations — Preface — Introduction — Part I — The Elements of Architecture — 1 Architecture: The Art of Shaping of Space — 2 “Commoditie”: Building Functions — 3 “Firmeness”: 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 II — 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 — 13 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture — 14 Medieval Architecture — 15 Renaissance Architecture — 16 Baroque and Rococo Architecture — 17 The Origins of Modernism: Architecture in the Age of Enlightenment, 1720–1790 — 18 The Roots of Modernism: The Nineteenth Century — 19 Versions of Modern Architecture, 1914–1970 — 20 The Expansion of Modernism: From the Twentieth Century into the Twenty-First — 21 Into the Twenty-First Century — Suggested Readings — Notes — Glossary — Index.

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