Encyclopaedia of World Architecture: A Library of Introductions to Schools of Architecture (35 Vols)
Cummings, C. A.
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Book ID : 44674
ISBN-10 : 1-61952-012-5 / 1619520125
ISBN-13 : 978-1-61952-012-7 / 9781619520127
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
Encyclopaedia of World Architecture is a series of books describing all the seminal traditions of architecture, from the earliest settlements of man to the stylistically and technologically sophisticated buildings of the twentieth century. It brings together the fruits of a lifetime of teaching and travelling the world by the renowned authors. Each volume sets the architectural style within their political, technological, social and cultural contexts, exploring architecture not only as the development of form but as an expression of the civilization within which it evolved. The series focuses on the story of the different architectural traditions of the world from its origins in Mesopotamia and Egypt, through its realization in ancient Greece and Rome, to the Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic, Hellenic to the Lombardic, from Moorish to Norman, French and Mexican, Colonial American to Military architecture in England. This thread is supplemented with detailed excursions to cover the development of architecture in India, South-East Asia and the Islamic world. An indispensable reference work for students of architecture and art history, practitioners, or travellers and for readers who want to understand the genesis of the buildings they see around them.