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The story of Western architecture

Author: Bill Risebero
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Taking history rather than aesthetics as a starting point, Risebero leads us through the development of architecture in the Western world. This edition contains additional material which brings it up to the start of the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Risebero
ISBN: 0262681331 9780262681339
OCLC Number: 46918058
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The beginning of the story: Europe from pre-historic times --
2. Barbarian Christianity: AD 500-1000 --
3. The triumph of Christian feudalism: The 11th and 12th centuries --
4. The greatest of centuries: The 13th century --
5. The growth of capitalism: The 14th and 15th centuries --
6. The age of discovery: The 16th and 17th centuries --
7. The dual revolution: The 18th century --
8. The age of iron: 1815-1850 --
9. Tradition and progress: 1850-1914 --
10. The modern world: 1914 to the present day --
and beyond.
Responsibility: Bill Risebero.

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The history of Western architecture viewed not as a chronology of styles but as an expression of social and economic conditions.  Read more...

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