A History of Western Architecture
• 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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