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The beginnings of architecture

Author: S Giedion
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1981], ©1964.
Series: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 1957.; Princeton/Bollingen paperbacks.; Bollingen series, 35, 6, pt. 2.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Giedion
ISBN: 0691018359 9780691018355
OCLC Number: 7967995
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xx, 583 pages, 3 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Contents. 01. the differing destinies of Egypt and Sumer. 02. the Eggshells of prehistory. 03. creating An anthropomorphic cosmos. 04. constancy and change in the mode of expression. 05. the origins of monumental architecture: Mesopotamia. 06. Ziggurats: Stairways of the gods. 07. beginnings of stone architecture and the ka: Egypt. 08. pyramids: Rites and Space. 09. the great temples and the eternal wandering. 10. Hatshepsut and the cosmic inner Court. 11. supremacy of the vertical. 12. the first architectural Space conception.
Series Title: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 1957.; Princeton/Bollingen paperbacks.; Bollingen series, 35, 6, pt. 2.
Responsibility: S. Giedion.
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