Architecture: Elements, Materials, Form
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BeschreibungA richly illustrated account of 2,000 years' worth of architectural history.
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction 6 The Tools of the Architect 9 Stability and Form 55 Materials and Techniques 211 Architecture and Decoration 295 Masterpieces Compared 337 Glossary of Terms 374 Photographic Sources 378 Index of Topics 379 Index of Names and Places 380
PortraitFrancesca Prina is an independent art historian who specializes in the history of architecture. Her books include "One Thousand Years of World Architecture" (Thames & Hudson).
Pressestimmen"An unexpectedly enchanting and highly original book. What brings it to life is the author's sensitivity to visual form. Again and again some simple architectural element is illustrated with an unexpected and delightful example, or facing pages juxtapose images of entirely different applications of an element, demonstrating the diversity and sheer creativity of architecture. The author's ability to illustrate how contemporary buildings evolved from older and simpler forms is especially appealing."--Christine Smith, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: PRINCETON UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2009
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten