The Complete Architecture Handbook: From the First Civilizations to the Present Day

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Harper Collins, Apr 4, 2006 - Architecture - 208 pages

Fully updated, here is the classic comprehensive pocket guide to global architectural styles throughout history, from the first civilizations to today.

Organized chronologically, The Complete Architecture Handbook covers all established historical styles and explores regional developments throughout the centuries. Illustrated with clear, detailed plans, sections, and drawings, it is a remarkably useful and portable resource for students, architects, and tourists.

 

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Contents

Landmarks in architectural history
5
The Ptolemaic and Roman periods
19
The Romans 32 The Etruscans 34 Rome 35 Italy outside Rome
41
Traditional wooden architecture 53 China 53 Japan
58
Early Christian and Byzantine styles 67 Rome 70 Ravenna 72 Venice
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AngloSaxon
96
The Low Countries 109 Scandinavia 110 Spain and Portugal 110 Italy
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The spread of the Renaissance 122 France 122 Spain and Portugal
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Baroque and NeoClassicism 131 Rome 133 The rest of Italy 134 France
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The Nineteenth Century 148 Britain 150 France 152 Germany
154
Britain 170 Germany and Austria 172 The Low Countries
173
The United States 184 Britain 185 France 187 Germany
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Patrick Nuttgens was a professor of Architecture and Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at York University. He was a respected architect and a widely published author.

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