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A history of architecture : settings and rituals

Author: Spiro Kostof
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Ten years in the making, A History of Architecture ranges from the first prehistoric environments on record to the most recent examples of urban design. A landmark work of impressive scope, the book is enhanced by 700 halftone illustrations and 150 drawings especially prepared by architect Richard Tobias. Kostof's range of study includes not only the monumental religious, governmental and upper-class structures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kostof, Spiro.
History of architecture.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)564000474
Online version:
Kostof, Spiro.
History of architecture.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)607122767
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Spiro Kostof
ISBN: 0195034724 9780195034721 0195034732 9780195034738
OCLC Number: 11398395
Description: 788 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A place on Earth --
The study of what we built --
The cave and the sky : Stone Age Europe --
The rise of the city : architecture in Western Asia --
The architecture of Ancient Egypt --
Bronze Age cities : the Aegean and Asia Minor --
The Greek temple and "barbarian" alternatives --
Polis and Akropolis --
The Hellenistic realm --
Rome : Caput mundi --
The world at large : Roman concurrences --
pt. 2. Measuring up --
The triumph of Christ --
The Mediterranean in the early Middle Ages --
The birth of nations : Europe after Charles --
The French manner --
The urbanization of Europe, 1100-1300 --
Edges of Medievalism --
The Renaissance : ideal and fad --
Spain and the New World --
Istanbul and Venice --
The popes as planners : Rome, 1450-1650 --
Absolutism and bourgeoisie : European architecture, 1600-1750 --
pt. 3. The search for self --
Architecture for a new world --
Architectural art and the landscape of industry, 1800-1850 --
The American experience --
Victorian environments --
The trials of modernism --
Architecture and the state : interwar years --
At peace with the past : the last decades.
Responsibility: Spiro Kostof ; original drawings by Richard Tobias.
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Ten years in the making, A History of Architecture ranges from the first prehistoric environments on record to the most recent examples of urban design. A landmark work of impressive scope, the book is enhanced by 700 halftone illustrations and 150 drawings especially prepared by architect Richard Tobias. Kostof's range of study includes not only the monumental religious, governmental and upper-class structures around which architectural history has usually been written but also the diversity of ordinary domestic, rural, and urban buildings, and landscapes which surround them. Moreover, Kostof evaluates Western achievement in the context of contemporary cultures elsewhere. Thus he discusses the high points of imperial Rome along with Buddhist stupas and Han palaces, compares medieval Florence with medieval Cairo, and introduces Inca and Aztec cities as the Spanish conquistadores would have seen them. The author's premise is that buldings are conditioned by the social, economic, and political frame of their time; in this sense, Kostof concludes, the history of architecture can be considered an aspect of the history of human institutions. "Architecture, in the end," he writes, "is nothing less than the gift of making places for some human purpose."

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