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Architecture (Brief Insight)

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From the pyramids of Ancient Egypt to the Sydney Opera House, Andrew Ballantyne explores the history and cultural significance of architecture. He provides readers with the necessary background to understand the language of architecture and its economic, social, political, and aesthetic significance. Ballantyne eloquently explores what makes a building timeless and what this illuminates about human society.

Book News Annotation:

The "A brief insight" series, beautifully printed and bound, offer extended essays on a substantial subject, written by specialists, but accessible to the undergraduate student or general reader, and serving as an in-depth introduction to the field's main questions and characteristics, using carefully chosen examples as illustration. In this scintillating volume, Ballantyne (U. of Newcastle, the UK) examines what are the chief meanings and qualities of architecture, surveying in broad strokes the main features of western architecture, demonstrating to the reader how to look and think about a complex and ubiquitous form. Includes a glossary and list of further reading. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

ANDREW BALLANTYNE has researched and taught at the University of Sheffield, Bath, and Newcastle, where he is now Professor of Architecture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402775420
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Author:
Ballantyne, Andrew
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT THEORY/HIST
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Brief Insight
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5 in

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