A History of Western Architecture

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Architecture - 720 pages
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In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times to the 21st century. Adopting an approach that sees architectural history as a continuous narrative, the author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, for example, the work ofIctinus in 5th-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in 20th-century New York.
  

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Some 7000 years of architectural history and highlights are summarized in this classic survey, which serves equally well as a reference work and a college textbook for introductory architectural ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
6
Early Christian and Byzantine
89
Carolingian and Romanesque
107
The Gothic Experiment
149
O Renaissance Harmony
211
Baroque Expansion
281
The Nineteenth Century
439
Art Nouvi
537
The Twentieth Century
565
Glossary
701
Acknowledgements
709
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About the author (2005)

David Watkin is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written many books, including Morality and Architecture Revisited and Sir John Soane (1996), and is a leading authority on Classicism and its successive renewals in architecture.

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