Architecture, from Prehistory to Post-modernism: The Western Tradition

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H.N. Abrams, 1986 - Architecture - 606 pages
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Traces the development of architecture from Stonehenge to the new AT&T Building in New York and looks at important movements, architects, and buildings.

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This new edition updates the 1986 edition of this authoritative historical survey of Western architecture. As the introduction points out, this survey is "mainly a history of monumental buildings ... Read full review

Contents

PART ONE The Ancient World 46 chapter one Architect lire Before Greece trachtenbergandhyman
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CHAPTER TWO Greece TRACHTENBERG
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CHAPTER THREE Rome TRACHTENBERG
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Marvin Trachtenberg is Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Art, New York University. A recipient of fellowships from the Kress Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and Villa I Tatti, he is the author of The Campanile of Florence Cathedral,'Giotto's Tower', and coauthor of Architecture from Prehistory to Postmodernism.

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