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A world history of architecture, Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse

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A world history of architecture
Title
A world history of architecture
Statement of responsibility
Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In about 40 B.C.E. the Roman architect and engineer vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas - firmness, commodity, and delight - to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East India, Russia, China, and Japan. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine closely in photographs and line drawings the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Architecture is discussed in various contexts - artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological - so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations." "This book also examines the unique methods of great architects past and present. Among them are Alvar Aalto, Robert Adam, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Gustave Eiffel, Peter Eisenmain, Antonio Gaudl, Frank Gehry, Walter Gropius, Imhotep Le Corbusler, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Michelangelo, Glenn Murcutt, Andrea Palladio, Eero Saarinen, Koca Sinan, Louis Sullivan, Christopher Wren, and Frank Eloyd Wright."--Jacket
  • "In about 40 B.C.E. the Roman architect and engineer vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas - firmness, commodity, and delight - to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East India, Russia, China, and Japan. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine closely in photographs and line drawings the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Architecture is discussed in various contexts - artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological - so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations." "This book also examines the unique methods of great architects past and present. Among them are Alvar Aalto, Robert Adam, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Gustave Eiffel, Peter Eisenmain, Antonio Gaudl, Frank Gehry, Walter Gropius, Imhotep Le Corbusler, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Michelangelo, Glenn Murcutt, Andrea Palladio, Eero Saarinen, Koca Sinan, Louis Sullivan, Christopher Wren, and Frank Eloyd Wright."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fazio, Michael W
Dewey number
720.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NA200
LC item number
.M575 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Moffett, Marian
  • Wodehouse, Lawrence
  • Moffett, Marian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Architecture
Label
A world history of architecture, Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: A world history of architecture / Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, Lawrence Wodehouse. c2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-575) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The beginnings of architecture -- The Greek world -- The architecture of ancient India and southeast Asia -- Traditional architecture of China and Japan -- The Roman world -- Early Christian and Byzantine architecture -- Islamic architecture -- Early Medieval and Romanesque architecture -- Gothic architecture -- Indigenous architecture in the Americas and Africa -- Renaissance architecture -- Baroque architecture -- The eighteenth century -- Nineteenth-century developments -- The twentieth century and modernism -- Modernisms in the mid- and late-twenty-first [i.e. twentieth] century and beyond
Control code
155122872
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 592 pages
Isbn
9780071544795
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007027216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)155122872
Label
A world history of architecture, Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: A world history of architecture / Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, Lawrence Wodehouse. c2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-575) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The beginnings of architecture -- The Greek world -- The architecture of ancient India and southeast Asia -- Traditional architecture of China and Japan -- The Roman world -- Early Christian and Byzantine architecture -- Islamic architecture -- Early Medieval and Romanesque architecture -- Gothic architecture -- Indigenous architecture in the Americas and Africa -- Renaissance architecture -- Baroque architecture -- The eighteenth century -- Nineteenth-century developments -- The twentieth century and modernism -- Modernisms in the mid- and late-twenty-first [i.e. twentieth] century and beyond
Control code
155122872
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvi, 592 pages
Isbn
9780071544795
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007027216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)155122872

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