A History of Western Architecture

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Laurence King, 1996 - Architecture - 607 pages
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Surveying Western architecture from its classical origins, the author aims to show architectural history as a living continuity rather than a museum of neatly labelled styles. The validity of the classical language of architecture as the connecting thread of the Western tradition is emphasized.

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The rise of Ionic
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THE HELLENISTIC BACKGROUND
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David Watkin is a reader in the history of architecture at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Peterhouse. His many books include "A History of Western Architecture," "The Rise of Architectural History," and "Sir John Soane: Enlightenment Thought and the Royal Academy Lectures.

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