A History of Western Architecture
This highly acclaimed book, in both paperback and hardcover editions, is particularly valuable for its unique approach to architectural history. The author explores structures not as separate, neatly labeled museum pieces but as a vital, living continuity across the ages, covering every major milestone of Western architecture in probing detail.
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Early Christian and Byzantine
Carolingian and Romanesque
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