Synopses & Reviews
Casual and serious readers alike will be captivated by this comprehensive survey of the Western world's architecture. Ranging from 2000 B.C. to the 1980s, its chronologically arranged photographs and drawings appear in 105 two-page spreads, each representing a specific era and often covering different regions and countries. Accompanying text comments on architectural details and places the buildings within the historical, artistic, and scientific context of each period.
Clear organization and layout make this unique volume an easy-to-use reference. No previous knowledge of building or architectural history is assumed, and the text is supplemented by an index and glossary. In addition to its practical appeal to architectural historians and students, this wide-ranging visual history will fascinate readers with an interest in architecture, art, and history.
Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this comprehensive survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s and features more than 1,000 chronologically arranged photographs and drawings. Each of the 105 two-page spreads represents a specific era and includes comments on architectural details and historical events of the period.
Accessible to casual and serious readers alike, this outstanding visual survey ranges from 2000 BC to the 1980s. It features more than 1,000 photographs and drawings, plus commentaries that place each building in historical context.
About the Author
The author of numerous works on architectural history, Doreen Yarwood has lectured in schools, universities, and art colleges.