This book takes a bird's-eye view of architecture in time, and explores the different ways architects have responded to civilizations, giving them the buildings and cities they deserved. With over 220 color photographs, it is a sumptuous guide for the thousands, or rather hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy visiting castles and cathedrals, palaces and piazzas, and would like to know and understand more about what they are seeing. Concisely and clearly written for a general audience, the book takes us through the world of the ancients, through the Renaissance, and into the Modern Age via the intricate fascination with the Baroque.
About the Author: After a career in design and architectural journalism, being part of the founding team of Design Week, working for Architect's Journal, and editing both Interior Design and Design magazines, Gaynor Aaltonen spent a number of years as editor of the National Trust magazine. She was also author of Spooks: Behind the Scenes (Orion) and is now a freelance writer and communications consultant.
Title: The History of Architecture
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Arcturus, 2014. Book Condition: New. Containing more than 400 photographs, this accessible and thought-provoking guide takes you on a Grand Tour of the world's great buildings, telling the story of the civilizations of different eras through their constructions, from the pyramids and medieval cathedrals to the Taj Mahal, the Chrysler Building and Norman Foster's spectacular but shelved 'Crystal Island' in Moscow. The book includes feature spreads on pioneering buildings, star architects, styles and themes. Bookseller Inventory # 223392
Book Description Arcturus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. New and unread however some shelf wear to edges of cover and corners.however bumps to edges of cover. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000102413
Book Description Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item cannot be expedited. New item in gift quality condition. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. International - most countries 10-21 days, others 4 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000782057
Book Description Arcturus Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. May have small mark or shelf wear Arts and Entertainment>Architecture>Reference. Book: REMAINDERS, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978178404185400. Bookseller Inventory # 01978178404185400
Book Description Arcturus, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New with minor shelfwear. Explores the different ways in which architects have responded to the ever-changing demands of history by examining a wide variety of structures, both inside and outside, with detailed commentary. With over 420 photographs. Size: 9 x 11. Bookseller Inventory # 5422-50
Book Description Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1784041858
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. From ancient amphitheatres to modern ziggurats, this book explores the ways that architects throughout history have responded to civilizations, and given them the buildings they deserve. .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 1.143. Bookseller Inventory # 9781784041854
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. From ancient amphitheatres to modern ziggurats, this book explores the ways that architects throughout history have responded to civilizations, and given them the buildings t.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 1.143. Bookseller Inventory # 9781784041854
Book Description Arcturus Pub, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 11.00x9.00x0.62 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1784041858