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The complete handbook of architecture : from the first civilizations to the present day

Author: Patrick Nuttgens; Richard Weston
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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A guide to world architectural styles throughout history serves as an introduction to all periods and styles and as a tourists' companion for identifying buildings in their settings.This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Nuttgens; Richard Weston
ISBN: 1845331877 9781845331870
OCLC Number: 62344850
Notes: Previous ed.: published as The Mitchell Beazley pocket guide to architecture, 1992.
Includes index.
Description: 208 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction 4; Landmarks in architectural history 5; The First Civilizations 7; Mesopotamia and Elam 8; Anatolia 8; Assyria and the new Babylon 9; The Persian and Sassanian Empires 10; Ancient Egypt 11; The Old Kingdom 15; The Middle Kingdom 16; The Ptolemaic and Roman Periods 19; The Ancient Greeks 20; The Aegean Civilizations 25; Athens 26; Sacred Sites of Greece 29; Italy, Sicily, and Asia Minor 31; The Romans 32; The Etruscans 34; Rome 35; Italy outside Rome 41; The Far-flung Colonies 42; South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Styles 44; India and Pakistan 46; Sri Lanka 50; Nepal, Tibet, and Burma 51; Java 51; Cambodia: the Khmer Style 52; China and Japan: Traditional Wooden Architecture 53; China 53; Japan 58; Pre-Hispanic America: Early Civilizations of Central and South America 63; From Teotihuacan to the Aztecs 64; The Region of the Maya 65; South America 66; Early Christian and Byzantine Styles 67; Rome 70; Ravenna 72; Venice and Sicily 73; Istanbul, Greece, and the Balkans 74; The Middle East and Armenia 76; Russia 76; Islam: Architecture of the Muslim World 77; The Western Middle East 80; Iran 82; Seljuk and Ottoman Styles 83; Central Asia 84; India and Pakistan 84; Western North Africa and Spain 86; Romanesque 87; Italy 89; Germany 90; France 92; Britain: Anglo-Saxon and Norman 93; Scandinavia 95; Castles in the Holy Land 96; Spain and Portugal 96; Gothic 97; France 103; England 105; Central and Eastern Europe 107; The Low Countries 109; Scandinavia 110; Spain and Portugal 110; Italy 111; Italian Renaissance 112; Florence 114; Rome 116. Venice and Vicenza 119; The Rest of Italy 121; The Spread of the Renaissance 122; France 122; Spain and Portugal 125; The Low Countries 126; Central Europe 127; Britain 128; Scandinavia 130; Russia 130; Baroque and Neo-Classicism 131; Rome 133; The Rest of Italy 134; France 135; Austria and Czechoslovakia 138; The Nineteenth Century 148; Britain 150; France 152; Germany and Austria 153; Russia and Eastern Europe 154; The Low Countries 154; Italy 155; Denmark 155; The United States and Canada 156; Turn of the Century 159; Britain 161; The United States 162; France and Italy 163; Spain 164; The Low Countries 164; Germany and Austria 165; Scandinavia and Poland 166; Modern 167; Britain 170; Germany and Austria 172; The Low Countries 173; Finland 174; Sweden and Denmark 174; Italy 175; France and Switzerland 176; Canada 177; The United States 180; Latin America 180; India, Japan, and Australia 181; Post-Modern 183; The United States 184; Britain 185; France 187; Germany, Austria, and Holland 188; Switzerland, Scandinavia, Finland, Japan, and Gulf States 189; South-East Asia and Australasia 190; Contemporary Pluralism 192; Spain and Portugal 194; Norway 195; Switzerland 196; Germany 197; Holland 198; Britain 199; The United States 200; Japan 200; Glossary 201; Index 204.
Responsibility: Patrick Nuttgens with Richard Weston.

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