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Author Watkin, David, 1941-

Title A history of Western architecture / David Watkin

Publ Info London, Great Britain : Laurence King Pub., 2011
Edition Fifth edition
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA200 .W412 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 720 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Previous ed.: 2005
Includes bibliographical references (p. 704-708) and index
Contents Mesopotamia and Egypt -- The classical foundation : Greek, Hellenistic, Roman -- Early Christian and Byzantine -- Carolingian and Romanesque -- The Gothic experiment -- Renaissance harmony -- Baroque expansion -- Eighteenth-century classicism -- The nineteenth-century -- Art nouveau -- The twentieth century -- The twenty-first century
Note In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this fifth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments
LC subject Architecture -- History
ISBN 9781856697903 (pbk.) :
1856697908 (pbk.)