A World History of Architecture

A World History of Architecture

Third edition

Paperback (04 Feb 2013) | English

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Synopsis

Updated with expanded coverage of twenty-first century architecture, this new edition uniquely comprises a detailed survey of Western architecture as well as architecture from the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America, India, Russia, China and Japan. Significant revision also includes photographs and textual discussion of around 50 new buildings. Written in a clear and engaging style, the text encourages readers to examine the pragmatic, innovative and aesthetic attributes of buildings. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social and technological contexts are discussed. The global reach of the text is matched by a rich assortment of photographs from around the world and a greater array of detailed line drawings than in any architectural survey. The authors have created a formidable body of work that ranges over much of the world's architectural heritage and testifies to some of the greatest achievements of the human spirit.

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Laurence King Publishing

Laurence King Publishing

Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative arts. Our books are acclaimed for their inventiveness, beautiful design and authoritative texts, as well as the care taken over their production. With approximately 40 staff members, we are based in Islington in London.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780671116
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 720.9
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 608
Weight: 2588g
Height: 220mm
Width: 292mm
Spine width: 39mm