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Annotated Arch A Crash Course in the History of Architecture

ISBN-10: 0740710249
ISBN-13: 9780740710247
Edition: 2001
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Description: This crash course in the history of architecture takes architectural history out of the realm of textbooks and into a world of dynamic design, surveying architecture from Stonehenge to Frank Lloyd Wright and beyond. Page-length essays, sidebars,  More...

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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 4/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

This crash course in the history of architecture takes architectural history out of the realm of textbooks and into a world of dynamic design, surveying architecture from Stonehenge to Frank Lloyd Wright and beyond. Page-length essays, sidebars, descriptive captions, and 250 mostly color photos of buildings make it easy for readers to retain information. Discussion encompasses engineering breakthroughs, cultural history, biographical anecdotes, and analysis of corresponding and clashing styles. There are also excerpts from interviews with leading contemporary architects. Includes a glossary. Strickland's articles on art, architecture, and design have appeared in many major publications. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

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Introduction: the Elements of Architecture
Ancient World: the Building Blocks
Prehistoric Architecture: Rock of Ages
Stonehenge, Carnac
Mesopotamia: the Dawn of Civilization
Sumer, Khorsabad, Babylon
Egypt: Architecture to Die for
Evolution of pyramid form
Temple complexes
Types of columns
Living with landscape
Greece: the Classics
Doric
Ionic
Corinthian orders
Parthenon
How to tell Greek and Roman apart
Site placement
Rome: Concrete Achievements
Pantheon
Temple
Suburban villa
Forum
Amphitheater
Aqueduct
Pompeii
Evolution of arch
The Middle Ages: Church and State
Byzantine Splendor
Ravenna
Hagia Sophia
Pendentive
Venice
Russia
How to tell medieval styles apart (Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic)
Romanesque: a Mighty Fortress
Carolingian (pre-Romanesque) style
Pilgrimage churches
Segmented interiors with round arch
Italian idiosyncracies
English innovations
Defensive fortifications
Architectural mishaps
Gothic: Building Lite
New techniques of pointed arch, rib vault, flying buttress
First Gothic cathedral
Notre-Dame
Chartres, Amiens
High Gothic
English cathedrals
German hall churches
Italian modifications
Role of architect
Evolution of buttress
Renaissance and Baroque: all Roads Lead from Rome
The Renaissance: Age of Rediscovery
Brunelleschi, Alberti, Palazzo design
How to judge architecture
High Renaissance: Rome
Tempietto
Villa Madama
Architect as artiste
Late Renaissance
Laurentian Library, Campidoglio, Palazzo del Te
Palladian symmetry
The Renaissance in France
Chambord
Fontainebleau
England and Inigo Jones
Banqueting House
Wilton House
Traits of Renaissance style
Escorial
Baroque Architecture: Twirls and Swirls
St. Peter's, San Carlo
Baroque Classicism: France
Versailles
Landscape architecture
Vaux-le-Vicomte
Rococo
English Baroque: Solid and Severe
Wren, St. Paul's
Austria and Germany: Rococo Reigns
Amalienburg Pavilion, Prince-Bishop's Residence, Vierzehnheiligen
Baroque basics
Geographical diversity
Evolution of dome
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: a Passion for the Past
The Eighteenth Century: Reason and Romance
England: Battle of the Styles
Burlington
Kent
Adam
Follies
Rage for ruins
Nash
Soane
Gothic revival
France: Vision and Revision
Boullee
Ledoux
Pantheon
Colonial Architecture: Building the New World
Georgian
Federal
Latrobe
Jefferson
Mexican Baroque
The Nineteenth Century: Deja Vu All Over Again
The Cast-Iron Age
Crystal Palace
Eiffel Tower
Labrouste
Buildings as national icons
England's Neoclassic Revival: Remembrance of Things Past
Smirke
Cockerell
Houses of Parliament
Arts and Crafts movement
Germany: Prussia Embraces the Past
Schinkel, Ludwig of Bavaria
France: Napoleonic Splendor
Garnier's Paris Opera
United States: New Nation, Old Styles
Neoclassic
Egyptian revival
Neo-Gothic
Furness
Richardson
Shingle Style
Stick Style
Great buildings lost to demolition
Beaux-Arts style
Renaissance revival
Birth of the skyscraper
Evolution of vaulting
The Twentieth Century: From Hope to Irony
1900-1965: Modernism, Spare and Square
Art Nouveau
Gaudi
Mackintosh
Vienna Secession
Expressionism
Frank Lloyd Wright: Breaking the Box
Prairie School
Japanese influences
Fallingwater
Guggenheim
California Dreamin'
Greene and Greene
Gill
Maybeck
Schindler
Neutra
The Bauhaus: Industrial Strength
Factory aesthetic
Gropius
Rietveld
Furniture design
International Style: The Art of Subtraction
Mies van der Rohe
Le Corbusier
Modern Rebels
Phillips Exeter Library, Salk Institute, Villa Mairea
Sustainable architecture, Rudolph, 100 years of Skyscrapers
Contemporary Architecture: Pluralism Replaces Purism
Post-Modernism: At Play in the Fields of History
Venturi and Brown
Moore
Graves
Johnson
Pritzker Prize winners
High-Tech: Inside-out Architecture
Rogers
Piano
Foster
Stirling
Neo-Modernism: Keeping the Faith
Kurokawa
Isozaki
Ando
Rossi
Pei
Meier
New Directions: Deconstructivism
Tschumi
Freed
Eisenman
Hadid
Koolhaas
Digital design
New Formalism: Architecture as Sculpture
Gehry
Predock
Architects' homes
New Urbanism: Miles of Smiles
Neo-Traditionalism
Stern
Disney as patron
Evolution of the pyramid
Cherchez la Femme: the Invisible Female Architect
Aulenti
Hasegawa
Brown
Lin
Spear
Hadid
Partnerships as the new paradigm
Jacobs
Morgan
New Blood 101: The Shape of Things to Come
Mayne
Rotondi
Moss
Legorreta
Holl
Nouvel
Portzamparc
Perrault
Jimenez
Herzog
de Meuron
Glossary
Index

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