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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
Description: xx, 583 pages, 3 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The differing destinies of Egypt and Sumer --
The eggshells of prehistory --
Creating an anthropomorphic cosmos --
Constancy and change in the mode of expression --
The origins of monumental architecture : Mesopotamia --
Ziggurats : stairways of the gods --
Beginnings of stone architecture and the ka : Egypt --
Pyramids : rites and space --
The great temples and the eternal wandering --
Hatshepsut and the cosmic inner court --
Supremacy of the vertical --
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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