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Graphic history of architecture

Author: John Mansbridge
Publisher: Santa Monica : Hennessey + Ingalls, 1999.
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John Mansbridge's Graphic History of Architecture is unique. Over 2,000 bold and clear drawings of plans, elevations, cutaways and isometrics show the history of Western architecture from the earliest Egyptian temples up to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. For students, this is a comprehensive visual textbook; for the general reader, it provides an exceptionally clear guide to the history of architecture. -- from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mansbridge
ISBN: 0940512157 9780940512153
OCLC Number: 40545372
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1967.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: I. Egypt --
Introduction --
Pyramids --
Comparative buildings and plans --
Temples --
Column, beam and arch --
II. Western Asia --
Introduction --
Assyria --
Babylon --
Persia --
Vaults and domes, second Persian empire --
III. Greek --
Introduction --
The Aegean --
Building methods --
Plans, doric and ionic temples --
Greek and Roman --
The five orders --
The Doric temple --
Athens, buildings on the acropolis --
City plans, buildings and houses --
Refinements --
Ornament --
IV. Roman --
Introduction --
Buildings and plans, Rome --
The arch --
Materials and methods --
Circular and oval buildings --
Temples --
Greek theatre --
Roman theatre --
The Roman house --
Thermae --
Palace --
Arches and monuments --
V. Early Christian and Byzantine --
Introduction --
Early Christian comparative plans --
Roman basilica --
Early Christian churches --
Byzantine comparative plans --
Early Christian and Byzantine domes --
Byzantine domes on pendentives --
VI. Romanesque --
Introduction --
Plans and elevations --
Arches and capitals --
Stone vaulting --
The apse --
VII. Gothic --
Introduction --
Plans and elevations --
The parts of a cathedral --
England, window tracery --
England, stone vaulting --
Cathedrals, Ile-de-France 1150-1250 --
England, the Parish church --
England, castles and houses --
France, castles and houses --
Italy --
Germany --
VIII. Renaissance --
Baroque --
Introduction --
Plans and elevations --
Roman sources and rules --
The divine proportions --
Italy, church façades --
Italy, churches --
Italy, domes --
Italy, palaces --
Italy, the Palladian motif --
France, churches --
France, Château to palace --
Germany, palaces --
Germany, Rococo churches --
Spain --
England and the Roman orders --
England, Inigo Jones and Italy --
England, Wren and the baroque --
England, Wren's city churches --
English baroque --
England, the Roman manner --
England, the Palladian house --
England, the Picturesque --
England, stone, brick and iron --
IX. Nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
Introduction --
England --
Cast iron, wrought iron, steel --
Spain, modernismo, Gaudí --
U.S.A. --
U.S.A., the skyscraper --
U.S.A., Frank Lloyd Wright --
Germany --
Germany and U.S.A. --
France --
Reinforced concrete --
Le Corbusier --
The modern house --
Italy, Nervi --
Shell concrete --
Mexico, Candela --
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John Mansbridge's Graphic History of Architecture is unique. Over 2,000 bold and clear drawings of plans, elevations, cutaways and isometrics show the history of Western architecture from the earliest Egyptian temples up to the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. For students, this is a comprehensive visual textbook; for the general reader, it provides an exceptionally clear guide to the history of architecture. -- from back cover.

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