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The annotated arch : a crash course in the history of architecture

Author: Carol Strickland; Amy Handy
Publisher: Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., ©2001.
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Genre/Form: History
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Strickland, Carol.
Annotated arch.
Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., ©2001
(OCoLC)649498020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Strickland; Amy Handy
ISBN: 0740715232 9780740715235 0740710249 9780740710247
OCLC Number: 44979719
Notes: "A John Boswell Associates book."
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 178 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Elements of Architecture ix --
Ancient World: the Building Blocks 2 --
Prehistoric Architecture: Rock of Ages 4 --
Mesopotamia: the Dawn of Civilization 6 --
Egypt: Architecture to Die for 8 --
Greece: the Classics 12 --
Rome: Concrete Achievements 20 --
The Middle Ages: Church and State 30 --
Byzantine Splendor 32 --
Romanesque: a Mighty Fortress 38 --
Gothic: Building Lite 44 --
Renaissance and Baroque: all Roads Lead from Rome 54 --
The Renaissance: Age of Rediscovery 56 --
High Renaissance: Rome 61 --
Late Renaissance 63 --
The Renaissance in France 66 --
England and Inigo Jones 67 --
Baroque Architecture: Twirls and Swirls 68 --
Baroque Classicism: France 72 --
English Baroque: Solid and Severe 75 --
Austria and Germany: Rococo Reigns 77 --
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: a Passion for the Past 80 --
The Eighteenth Century: Reason and Romance 82 --
England: Battle of the Styles 83 --
France: Vision and Revision 89 --
Colonial Architecture: Building the New World 92 --
The Nineteenth Century: Deja Vu All Over Again 96 --
The Cast-Iron Age 97 --
England's Neoclassic Revival: Remembrance of Things Past 100 --
Germany: Prussia Embraces the Past 103 --
France: Napoleonic Splendor 104 --
United States: New Nation, Old Styles 106 --
The Twentieth Century: From Hope to Irony 118 --
1900-1965: Modernism, Spare and Square 120 --
Frank Lloyd Wright: Breaking the Box 126 --
California Dreamin' 130 --
The Bauhaus: Industrial Strength 132 --
International Style: The Art of Subtraction 133 --
Modern Rebels 138 --
Contemporary Architecture: Pluralism Replaces Purism 142 --
Post-Modernism: At Play in the Fields of History 143 --
High-Tech: Inside-out Architecture 149 --
Neo-Modernism: Keeping the Faith 151 --
New Directions: Deconstructivism 155 --
New Formalism: Architecture as Sculpture 158 --
New Urbanism: Miles of Smiles 163 --
Cherchez la Femme: the Invisible Female Architect 165 --
New Blood 101: The Shape of Things to Come 166.
Responsibility: Carol Strickland ; book designer, Barbara Cohen Aronica ; photographic researcher, Toby Greenberg ; managing editor, Patty Brown ; editor, Amy Handy.

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