Seton Lloyd and Hans Wolfgang Muller describe the beginnings of architecture in the Ancient Near Middle East and Egypt, the brithplace of Western civilisation, where the newly born science of construction merged with an emerging aesthetic practice. This book examines sites and structures from neolithic temples in Anatolia to the royal tombs of Egypt. Each page combines reconstruction drawings of site plans, building perspectives, and decorative elements with photographs of archeological sites including aerial views and details. An extensive section is devoted to Egyptian architecture from its origins to the first century AC. Also included are the first dwellings on a circular plan, dating from the 8th millenium BC in Jordan, the famous site of Catal Hayuk, the ziggurat towers of the Neo-Assyrians and Neo -Babylonians, and the Achaemenids. The book examines the theological requirements, organization, and hierarchies in the architectural practices of the era.
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Seton Lloyd was the first Director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, and subsequently Professor of Western Asiatic Archaeology at the University of London. He is the author of numerous books on Turkey and the Middle East, including Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History (University of California Press, 1998), and The Archeology of Mesopotamia (W.W. Norton, 2978, rev. 1984). The late Hans Wolfgang Muller was Professor of Egyptology at the University of Munich. He established in Munich a world-renowned school of Egyptian art history and a museum of Egyptian art. He is the author of Gold of the Pharaohs (Cornell University Press, 1999), among other books.
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1986. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. , 900grams, ISBN:9780571145751. Codice libro della libreria 6667032
Descrizione libro Faber and Faber/Electa, London, 1986. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First printing of this edition. First printing of this 4to paperback edition (240 x 220mm). A volume in the History of World Architecture series. Pp 192 illustrated in colour and b&w throughout. Previous owner's initials neatly in ink on the half-title else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. Codice libro della libreria 93299
Descrizione libro Faber, 1986. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. Image shows actual book for sale. Book Condition: Good; firm binding; contents very good; a little handling wear; label at foot of rear cover. Soft Cover Faber 1986 Architecture. Codice libro della libreria 94932
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1980. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. pictorial covers. history of world architecture. creasing bottom front corner. browned spine, Codice libro della libreria 015504
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber / Electa, London, 1986. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. First UK Edition. From the History of World Architecture series, looking at the earliest buildings in the World in the Near East and Egypt, from 7th millennium B.C Jericho and Çatal Huyuk, to post-dynastic Egyptology. Illustrated by rich variety of photographs, plans and reconstructions. Minor rubbing at cover edges & corners, white cover sunned at spine & edges, slight tanning at page edges, no inscriptions. Codice libro della libreria 003726