A History of Western Architecture

Front Cover
Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Architecture - 720 pages
2 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

A History of Western Architecture

User Review  - Russell T. Clement - Book Verdict

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

Review: A History of Western Architecture

User Review  - Fran - Goodreads

good book for art lovers ,also with tips of hystorical development of the ancient civilizactions ,now im reading carolingian and romanesque in europe,very good review A History of Western Architecture ... Read full review

Related books

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
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

JSTOR: A History of Western Architecture
A History of Western Architecture is shorter (and cheaper) than Trachtenberg and Hyman's volume. Other books may do a better job of treating certain periods ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0037-9808(198803)47%3A1%3C79%3AAHOWA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q

LRD - Full View of Record
A history of Western architecture / David Watkin. 4th ed. London : Laurence King Publishing, 2005. All items. BK. 720 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 25 cm. ...
lrd.library.unsw.edu.au/ F?func=direct& l_base=NSW01& doc_number=001030820

1800STUDENT - textbooks search
212, A History of Western Architecture, David Watkin 1986, 0-500-27425-8, Architecture, USA, Michigan, Mio, 48647, $7.00 ...
1800student.com/ cgi-bin/ search_textbook.cgi?pf=200& back=search& hist=textbook

Watson-Guptill Publications
A History of Western Architecture Third Edition David Watkin ISBN: 0-8230-2274-9 Watson-Guptill Book (Paperback) $40.00 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 704 pages ...
www.watsonguptill.com/ detail.html?id=0-8230-2274-9

David Watkin (historian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He has also published on general topics including A History of Western Architecture (4th ed. 2005) and English Architecture: A Concise History (2nd ed. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ David_Watkin_(historian)

Finanças: Mercado de Ações
Os termos aqui incluídos foram extraídos, em sua maioria, do capítulo referente ao art nouveau espanhol em A History of Western Architecture, ...
www.letras.puc-rio.br/ Traducao/ Glossarios/ Arquitetura.doc

Undergraduate courses: History of Art
eh Gombrich, The Story of Art; H Honour & J Fleming, A World History of Art; D Watkin, A History of Western Architecture. Some familiarity with classical ...
www.cam.ac.uk/ admissions/ undergraduate/ courses/ histart/

ARC 272 home
Texts/References David Watkin, A History of Western Architecture, 3rd edition, New York 2000 Chapters 7-10 required. Spiro Kostof, A History of Architecture ...
intranet.arc.miami.edu/ rjohn/ ARC%20268%20-%202003/ ARC%20268.html

AICT Text Concordance
A History of Western Architecture, 3rd edition. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000. -W&S 3. Wilkins, David G., Bernard Schultz, Katheryn M. Linduff ...
www.arthist.umn.edu/ aict/ html/ text.html

Western architecture :: General works -- Britannica Online ...
... Dan Cruickshank (1996), provides a comprehensive standard survey of Western architecture; as do David Watkin, A History of Western Architecture, 3rd ed.
www.britannica.com/ eb/ article-47423/ Western-architecture

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.

Bibliographic information