A History of Western Architecture

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005 - Architecture - 720 pages
• Comprehensive overview of architecture
as an evolving continuum

• Packed with images of the greatest
triumphs of Western architecture

• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-2273-0

This highly acclaimed reference work traces the history of Western architecture from its earliest days in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of computer-aided design at the beginning of this century. Looking at architectural history as a living continuum rather than a museum of neatly labeled styles, the author emphasizes the vitality of the Classical language of architecture. Twenty pages of text and twenty-five new pictures have been added to bring this new edition of an authoritative classic completely up to date.

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Early Christian and Byzantine
Carolingian and Romanesque

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About the author (2005)

David Watkin teaches the history of architecture at the University of Cambridge.
He has written many books, including Sir John Soane and Morality and Architecture Revisited. A leading authority on Classicism and its renewals in architecture, he lives
in England.

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