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    DescriptionFrom the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius - Doric, Ionic and Corinthian - to the to the most recent contemporary trends. Philip Wilkinson offers expert introductions to the most important architectural movements and styles throughout history, as well as describing some of the greatest architects' most important and representative works. So, if you've ever wondered when a building is just a building or art, or want to know more about Gothic vaults, trusses and arches, this is the perfect introduction. Contents: The Orders, Prefabrication, Machine aesthetics, Roman engineering, Beaux Arts, Dymaxion, Romanesque, Arts and Crafts, Alternative architecture, Gothic, Conservation, Functionalism, Renaissance, Skyscraper, Plug-in city, Baroque, City Beautiful, Minimalism, Rococo, Art Nouveau, Brutalism, Palladianism, Secession, Townscape, Neo-Classicism, Art Deco, Postmodernism, Character, Garden city, Contextual design, Taste, Futurism, Hi Tech, The Picturesque, Constructivism, Deconstructivism, The Sublime, Bauhaus, Historicism, Landscape garden, De Stijl, Community architecture, Revivalism, International Style, Green architecture, Restoration, Expressionism, Urbanism, Industrial, Organic architecture, Eclecticism.


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    Title
    50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848660656
    ISBN 10: 1848660650
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 720
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000
    Thema V1.0: AM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    27 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Philip Wilkinson's many books include the award-winning Amazing Buildings, the ground-breaking English Buildings Book, and several TV tie-ins for the BBC's major series, Restoration. He is also the author of Quercus' giant book Frank Lloyd Wright.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. From Greece to the Renaissance: The orders; Roman engineering; Gothic; Renaissance; Palladianism; Baroque. Change and Taste: The Grand Tour; Industrial architecture; Taste; Rococo; Genius loci; The picturesque; Neoclassicism; Reason; Orientalism; Restoration. Revival and Renewal: Revivalism; Prefabrication; Beaux-arts; Arts and Crafts; Conservation; The City Beautiful; Art Nouveau; Garden city. Modernism Around the World: Skyscraper; Futurism; Expressionism; De Stijl; Constructivism; Bauhaus; The International Style; Minimalism; Art Deco; Organic architecture; Dymaxion design; Segregated planning; Heritage; Brutalism. New Directions: Neorationalism; Archigram; Metabolist architecture; Townscape; Structuralism; Regionalism; Postmodernism; Contemporary classicism; High-tech; Alternative architecture; Deconstructivism; Green architecture. Glossary. Index.