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The story of architecture

Author: Patrick Nuttgens
Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, 1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A concise and well illustrated history of world architecture, this serves as an ideal introduction for anyone wanting to understand the world's architectural heritage, from the earliest cities of the Middle East to the latest developments.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nuttgens, Patrick.
Story of architecture.
London : Phaidon Press, 1997 (1999 printing)
(OCoLC)605114004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Nuttgens
ISBN: 0714836168 9780714836164 071483615X 9780714836157
OCLC Number: 37781232
Description: 351 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Some Basic Facts about Architecture: Vernacular Architecture --
2. Barbaric Splendour: The First Civilizations --
3. The Geometry of Immortality: Ancient Egypt --
4. Holy Mountain and Sacred Womb: The Asian Sub-Continent --
5. Puzzles and Modules: China and Japan --
6. Ritual of Blood: Meso-America --
7. The Landscape of the Gods: Ancient Greece --
8. The Authority of Competence: Ancient Rome --
9. The Worshipping Community: Early Christian and Byzantine --
10. The Order and the Sanctuary: Romanesque --
11. The Flowering of the Desert: Islam --
12. The Metaphysics of Light: Medieval and Gothic --
13. The Scale of Human Perfection: The Renaissance in Italy --
14. Crossing the Alps: The Spread of the Renaissance --
15. The Drama of Shapes and Space: Baroque and Rococo --
16. The Prophets of Elegance: Romantic Classicism --
17. From Pioneers to Establishment: The Americas and Beyond --
18. The Triumph of the Iron Masters: The Search for a Style --
19. A New Vision: The Turn of the Century --
20. Designing for a New Society: The International Style --
21. The Architecture of Pluralism: The End of Certainty --
Epilogue --
Maps --
Chronological Charts --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Biographies of Architects --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Patrick Nuttgens.

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