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Architecture, from prehistory to postmodernity

Author: Marvin Trachtenberg; Isabelle Hyman
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Moving back and forth between the long shot on historical trends and close-ups on major works and crucial architectural themes, this insightful, lively and original analysis also accepts the conventional period and thematic structures of architectural history and the canon of great buildings. Designed to help readers understand and appreciate what great architecture is in its full dimensions of use, structure and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trachtenberg, Marvin.
Architecture, from prehistory to postmodernity.
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2002
(OCoLC)894788450
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Trachtenberg; Isabelle Hyman
ISBN: 0810906074 9780810906075 0130918415 9780130918413 0131830651 9780131830653
OCLC Number: 46359817
Description: 624 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Ancient World --
Ch. 1. Architecture Before Greece --
Ch. 2. Greece --
Ch. 3. Rome --
pt. 2. The Middle Ages --
Ch. 4. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture --
Ch. 5. Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque Architecture --
Ch. 6. Islam and the West --
Ch. 7. Gothic Architecture --
pt. 3. The Renaissance and the Baroque --
Ch. 8. The Renaissance --
Ch. 9. The Baroque --
pt. 4. The Modern World --
Ch. 10. The Eighteenth Century --
Ch. 11. The Nineteenth Century --
Ch. 12. Modern Architecture --
Ch. 13. Second Modernism (through Post-Modernism) --
Ch. 14. Modernisms: Renewal and Hyper-Diversity in Recent Decades.
Responsibility: Marvin Trachtenberg, Isabelle Hyman.

Abstract:

Moving back and forth between the long shot on historical trends and close-ups on major works and crucial architectural themes, this insightful, lively and original analysis also accepts the conventional period and thematic structures of architectural history and the canon of great buildings. Designed to help readers understand and appreciate what great architecture is in its full dimensions of use, structure and aesthetic qualities as well as its history, this lavishly illustrated book explains specific qualities of each period and the often-complex illuminating differences between the periods. This comprehensive volume examines all aspects of architectural history from the Ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Baroque periods through the modern world. For historians and architectural enthusiasts.
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