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Very Short Introductions #72: Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Publisher Comments:

This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach and instead gives us an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant-garde period. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-127) and index.

About the Author

Andrew Ballantyne qualified and practised as an architect, and then moved into academic work. He has held research and teaching posts at the universities of Sheffield, Bath, and Newcastle, where he is now Professor of Architecture. He has written on architectural history and theory, and his previous books are Architecture, Landscape and Liberty and What is Architecture?.

Table of Contents

1. Adding Value: how buildings become architecture

2. Architectural Heritage: how buildings tell us who we are

3. Architectural Canons: how architecture achieves greatness

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801791
Author:
Ballantyne, Andrew
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Andrew
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
107-16972
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 b/w halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.16x4.44x.38 in. .31 lbs.

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