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Anatomy of architecture

Author: George Mansell
Publisher: New York : A & W Publishers, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the great architectural styles, the background to their evolutions, and the means by which the buildings within them were achieved. The many superb pieces of specially commissioned cut-away artwork, researched with the aid of computer techniques, provide an intriguing and informative study of the world's greatest structures from the Great Pyramid of Cheops to examples of modern architectural styles, and,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Beispielsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mansell, George.
Anatomy of architecture.
New York : A & W Publishers, 1979
(OCoLC)570868478
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Mansell
ISBN: 0894790439 9780894790430
OCLC Number: 6140518
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Contents: The ancient world --
Classical Greece --
Roman development --
Early Christian churches --
Byzantine style --
Islamic forms --
Pre-Columbian America --
Indian architecture --
Chinese architecture --
Japanese architecture --
Romanesque style --
Mediaeval castles --
Gothic style --
English manor houses and parish churches --
Renaissance architecture --
Nineteenth century revivals and innovations --
Nineteenth century iron and glass --
Colonial and nineteenth century American achievements --
Twentieth century early modern movements --
Twentieth century international movements.
Responsibility: George Mansell.

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Examines the great architectural styles, the background to their evolutions, and the means by which the buildings within them were achieved. The many superb pieces of specially commissioned cut-away artwork, researched with the aid of computer techniques, provide an intriguing and informative study of the world's greatest structures from the Great Pyramid of Cheops to examples of modern architectural styles, and, together with the clear and informative text, make this a fascinating book for both expert and layman.--From publisher description.

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