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Understanding Architecture : Its Elements, History, and Meaning (93 - Old Edition)


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This clearly written, fully illustrated survey of Western architecture defines and explains structure, function, history, and meaning. Architecture is examined as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement. The book is divided into two parts: Part One, “The Elements of Architecture,” deals with the basic properties of architecture in chapters that explain function, structural principles, and elements of design, including examples in the text and illustrations from all periods and styles. Part Two, “The History and Meaning of Architecture,” is a chronological survey of Western architectural development from prehistoric times to the present. The approach is selective in terms of buildings and architects included; the examples are chosen for their importance and significance and are fully explained. Each chronological chapter begins with a concise, historical outline giving the social and cultural background. The illustrations (photographs, drawings, maps, and plans) are integrated with the text and there are notes, suggested readings, a glossary, chronological chart, and index.

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Leland M. Roth is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon at Eugene. He is the author of American Architecture: A History; A Concise History of American Architecture; McKim, Mead and White, Architects; and other works. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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The pictures in the book are AMAZING!!! It's also easy to read-not dry or too technical.
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Its Elements, History, And Meaning
Roth, Leland M.
Roth, Leland
Westview Press
New York, NY :
Study & Teaching
Arts, fine
Architecture -- History.
General Architecture
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
t. 71
Publication Date:
9.25 x 6.50 in 36.00 oz

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