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A history of Western architecture

Author: David Watkin
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"In his reference book David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of CAD (computer-aided design) on architectural practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century." "Adopting an approach that sees architectural history as a living continuity rather than a museum of neatly labeled styles, the author emphasizes the ongoing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Watkin, David, 1941-
History of Western architecture.
New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005
(OCoLC)707187924
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Watkin
ISBN: 0823022773 9780823022779
OCLC Number: 61286041
Description: 720 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 24 cm
Contents: Mesopotamia and Egypt --
The classical foundation: Greek, Hellenistic, Roman --
Early Christian and Byzantine --
Carolingian and Romanesque --
The Gothic experiment --
Renaissance harmony --
Baroque expansion --
Eighteenth-century classicism --
The Nineteenth century --
Art Nouveau --
The Twentieth century and beyond.
Responsibility: David Watkin.
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"In his reference book David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of CAD (computer-aided design) on architectural practice at the beginning of the twenty-first century." "Adopting an approach that sees architectural history as a living continuity rather than a museum of neatly labeled styles, the author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century B.C. Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. This illustrated survey provides a fresh perspective which will be invaluable to students and anyone interested in the history of architecture. The fourth edition of this work has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date."--Jacket.

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