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A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals

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Publisher Comments:

When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture appeared in 1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece--one of the finest books on architecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic reference continues to bring to readers the full array of civilization's architectural achievements.

Insightful, engagingly written and graced with close to a thousand superb illustrations, the Second Edition of this extraordinary volume offers a sweeping narrative that examines architecture as it reflects the social, economic, and technological aspects of human history. The scope of the book is astonishing. Kostof examines a surprisingly wide variety of man-made structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids of Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure a potential source of insight, whether it be prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Synopsis:

Pulls together the work of a multitude of scholars into a workable synthesis that will be of value to college students who are just becoming acquainted with the area of study...Kostof has achieved a synthesis of sound scholarship, up-to-date interpretation, and excellent analysis for which he and his publisher are to be congratulated.

About the Author

Spiro Kostof was Professor of Architectural History at the University of California at Berkeley, and was a former president of the Society of Architectural Historians. Greg Castillo was Kostof's research assistant and literary executor.

Table of Contents

A PLACE ON EARTH

1. The Study of What We Built

2. The Cave and the Sky: Stone Age Europe

3. The Rise of the City: Architecture in Western Asia

4. The Architecture of Ancient Egypt

5. Bronze Age Cities: The Aegean and Asia Minor

6. Greek Temple and "Barbarian" Alternatives

7. Polis and Akropolis

8. The Hellenistic Realm

9. Rome: Caput Mundi

10. The World at Large: Roman Concurrences

MEASURING UP

11. The Triumph of Christ

12. The Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages

13. The Birth of Nations: Europe after Charles

14. The French Manner

15. The Urbanization of Europe

16. Edges of Medievalism

17. The Renaissance: Ideal and Fad

18. Spain and the New World

19. Istanbul and Venice

20. The Popes as Planners: Rome 150-1650

21. Absolutism and Bourgeoisie: European Architecture 1600-1750

THE SEARCH FOR SELF

22. Architecture for a New World

23. Architectural Art and the Landscape of Industry

24. The American Experience

25. Victorian Environments

26. The Trials of Modernism

27. Architecture and the State: Interwar Years

28. At Peace with the Past: The Last Decades

29. Designing the Fin-de-Siecle

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195083798
Other:
Kostof, Spiro
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Revised by:
Castillo, Gregory
Revised:
Castillo, Gregory
Illustrator:
Tobias, Richard
Author:
null, Gregory
Author:
Kostof, Spiro
Author:
Tobias, Richard
Author:
null, Richard
Author:
Castillo, Gregory
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
null, Spiro
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series Volume:
no. L337
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 color and 881 b/w illus.
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
9.2 x 11.4 x 1.2 in 4 lb

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