This highly acclaimed book, now available for the first time in the United States in simultaneous paperback and hardcover editions, is particularly valuable for its unique approach to architectural history: The author explores structures not as separate, neatly labeled museum pieces but as part of a vital, living continuity through the ages.
Beginning with the classical origins of Western architecture and coming right up to the new millennium, the book discusses every major milestone in the development of Western architecture in probing detail. Features of the revised edition include expanded chapters on Mesopotamian and Egyptian architecture, made possible by important recent archeological findings; and urban planning sections added throughout the book. The latter will be of special value to the growing numbers of readers who take an active interest in the relationship between a city’s buildings and the community residents who live and work in them.
David Watkin, the author of many books, including English Architecture: A Concise History and The Rise of Architectural History, teaches the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.
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Descrizione libro Watson-Guptill, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 3. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0823022749
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