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Travels in the history of architecture

Author: Robert Harbison
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Travels in the History of Architecture beings its journey with the great temples of the Egyptians and the shrines of Classical Greece and Rome and then provides a complete survey of architecture through the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Harbison
ISBN: 1861898185 9781861898180
OCLC Number: 701208995
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 2 cm
Contents: Egyptian --
Greek --
Roman --
Byzantine --
Romanesque --
Gothic --
Renaissance --
Mannerism --
Baroque --
Historicism --
Modernism I: functionalism --
Modernism II: expressionism, constructivism and deconstruction.
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Robert Harbison's book is a broad ranging approach that frequently ventures outside perceived boundaries and presents a fresh view of the history of architecture based on close readings of choice  Read more...

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