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Western Architecture : A Survey from Ancient Greece to the Present

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Western Architecture focuses both on the technological achievements of architects and on stylistic considerations, and stresses that architecture is both a part of history and an art form in its own right.

Arranged chronologically, the book is divided into chapters on Classical, Early Christian, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, 19th-century revivalism, International Modernism and Post-Modernism, with each epoch's most significant architects documented and described.

A wide range of examples, both familiar buildings and many others rarely seen outside specialist books, illustrate the text, and space is given to Eastern Europe, previously neglected by architectural historians, as well as ideologically suspect styles such as Stalinist classicism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 22.61mm | 780g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 456 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0500203164
  • 9780500203163
  • 85,753

Table of contents

Prologue - laying the foundations - Greece and Rome; the Christian legacy of Rome; beginning again - Carolingian and Romanesque; the Gothic centuries; the Renaissance - ancient Rome reborn; Baroque and anti-Baroque; the return of classicism; "in what style shall we build?"; after style, modernism; epilogue - after modernism, style.
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About Ian Sutton

Ian Sutton (1929-2010) was a much-loved editor and distinguished writer on architecture.
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