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A history of Western architecture

Author: David Watkin
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes a unique approach to architectural history. The author explores structures not as separate, neatly labeled museum pieces but as part of a vital, living continuity through the ages. Beginning with the classical origins of Western architecture and coming up to the late twentieth century, the book discusses every major milestone in the development of Western architecture in probing detail.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Watkin
ISBN: 0500341001 9780500341001 0500274258 : 9780500274255 0712612793 9780712612791
OCLC Number: 14756504
Description: 591 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: David Watkin.

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This book takes a unique approach to architectural history. The author explores structures not as separate, neatly labeled museum pieces but as part of a vital, living continuity through the ages. Beginning with the classical origins of Western architecture and coming up to the late twentieth century, the book discusses every major milestone in the development of Western architecture in probing detail.

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