A History of Western Architecture

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - 720 էջ
"In this highly acclaimed survey David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia to Egypt to the dramatic impact of CAD (computer-aided esign) on architectural practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Adopting an approach that sees architectural history as a living continuity rather than a museum of neatly labelled styles, the author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in the twentieth-century New York. This authoriatative, comrpehensive and highly illustrated book provides a fresh perspective which will be invaluable to students and anyone interested in the history of architecture." -- back cover.

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Preface
6
Early Christian and Byzantine
89
Carolingian and Romanesque
107
The Gothic Experiment
149
Renaissance Harmony
211
Baroque Expansion
283
The Nineteenth Century
439
Art Nouveau
537
SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND
543
SPAIN
556
The Twentieth Century
565
Glossary
701
Acknowledgements
709
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David Watkin is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written many books, including Morality and Architecture Revisited and Sir John Soane (1996), and is a leading authority on Classicism and its successive renewals in architecture.

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