Architecture and the Sites of History is an introductory textbook that explains how the present state of the urban and rural environment came into being. The book derives from an innovative history course for planning, building and architecture students given at University College of London's Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning by a diverse range of scholars and practitioners.
Unlike other introductory histories of architecture, a wide range of different interpretations is brought to bear upon the subject. Constructions are appraised from architectural, economic and cultural viewpoints. Themes which recur in history are treated equally from differing perspectives. While great buildings are given their due weight, the tissue of everyday life in town and country is given equal importance. This is only in part a book about the history of monuments. More than the usual attention is paid to everyday buildings and to how cities and landscapes have grown and changed, all topics not normally found in standard textbooks.
Accessible introduction to architecture
Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs, paintings and drawings
Covers Western architecture and cities
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'This is an ambitious and important book which aims to do nothing less than transform the way history is taught in architectural schools.'
The Architects' Journal
'This unusual but interesting book examines the complex nature of the
history of buildings and cities and their impact on architecture.'
ASI Journal, July 1996
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Descrizione libro Architectural Press, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP33652443
Descrizione libro Architectural Press, 1995. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Codice libro della libreria 4071513
Descrizione libro Butterworth Architecture, U.K., 1995. Condizione libro: V.G.+ +. Various Artists (illustratore). First Edition. Softcover is slightly grubby on the top edge and rear spine hinge. Inked name on half-title page. B/W photographs and b/w illustrations. Codice libro della libreria 10866
Descrizione libro Butterworth Architecture;, 1995. Soft cover. 8vo. Softcover. xvii, 426pp. Over 200 b/w photographs, illustrations and diagrams. Twenty-eight essays covering a wide range of subjects - from the architecture of the ancient world to the deconstructive designs of the present day. A Very Good copy with no inscriptions. 0.0. Codice libro della libreria 28015
Descrizione libro Butterworth - Heinemann, Oxford, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Card covers in tidy, used condition, crease to the rear cover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 048610
Descrizione libro Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd., Oxford, England, 1995. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A (illustratore). First Edition. Light crease on foredge of front cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 41032
Descrizione libro Architectural Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0750607564