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Story of Architecture

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ISBN-10: 0714836168

ISBN-13: 9780714836164

Edition: 1997 (Revised)

Authors: Patrick Nuttgens

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A concise and well illustrated history of world architecture, this serves as an ideal introduction for anyone wanting to understand the world's architectural heritage, from the earliest cities of the Middle East to the latest developments.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/14/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.27" wide x 9.65" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Some Basic Facts about Architecture: Vernacular Architecture
Barbaric Splendour: The First Civilizations
The Geometry of Immortality: Ancient Egypt
Holy Mountain and Sacred Womb: The Asian Sub-Continent
Puzzles and Modules: China and Japan
Ritual of Blood: Meso-America
The Landscape of the Gods: Ancient Greece
The Authority of Competence: Ancient Rome
The Worshipping Community: Early Christian and Byzantine
The Order and the Sanctuary: Romanesque
The Flowering of the Desert: Islam
The Metaphysics of Light: Medieval and Gothic
The Scale of Human Perfection: The Renaissance in Italy
Crossing the Alps: The Spread of the Renaissance
The Drama of Shapes and Space: Baroque and Rococo
The Prophets of Elegance: Romantic Classicism
From Pioneers to Establishment: The Americas and Beyond
The Triumph of the Iron Masters: The Search for a Style
A New Vision: The Turn of the Century
Designing for a New Society: The International Style
The Architecture of Pluralism: The End of Certainty
Chronological Charts
Biographies of Architects