Category : Architecture
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 0192842226
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Language : en
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it has an unrivalled consistency of argument... this book makes a substantial contribution to present knowledge and provides a clear window on the one art form you cannot ignore.

Category : Architecture
Editor : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN : 0773517758
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture revolutionized the understanding of modernism in architecture, pushing back the sense of its origin from the early twentieth century to the 1750s and thus placing architectural thought within the a broader context of Western intellectual history. This new edition of Peter Collins's ground-breaking study includes all seventy-two illustrations of the hard cover original edition, which has been out of print since 1967, and restores the large format.

Category : Architecture
Editor : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191592645
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This new account of international modernism explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe is re-examined shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged masters. Alan Colquhoun explores the evolution of the movement fron Art Nouveau in the 1890s to the megastructures of the 1960s, revealing the often contradictory demands of form, function, social engagement, modernity and tradition.

Category : Architecture
Editor : Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN : 1405115300
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 540
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Architecture and Design in Europe and America, 1750-2000 is an unprecedented teaching anthology that surveys the history of European and American architecture and design using both historical and contemporary sources. Brings together the best scholarship on the subject, creating a new canon for teaching purposes by introducing a thematic approach. Covers three major periods, from 1750-1830, from 1830-1910, and from 1910-2000, with substantial introductions by the editors. Pairs primary documents with well-known historiographical essays - along with some key but under-represented works.

Category : Architecture
Editor : Thames & Hudson
ISBN : 0500203733
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An updated study of American architecture traces the history of U.S. architecture from the colonial period to the present day; looks at public buildings, offices, and homes; and discusses influential movements and architects. Original.

Category : Architecture
Editor : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191625268
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Renaissance was a diverse phenomenon, marked by innovation and economic expansion, the rise of powerful rulers, religious reforms, and social change. Encompassing the entire continent, Renaissance Architecture examines the rich variety of buildings that emerged during these seminal centuries of European history. Although marked by the rise of powerful individuals, both patrons and architects, the Renaissance was equally a time of growing group identities and communities - and architecture provided the public face to these new identities . Religious reforms in northern Europe, spurred on by Martin Luther, rejected traditional church function and decoration, and proposed new models. Political ambitions required new buildings to satisfy court rituals. Territory, nature, and art intersected to shape new landscapes and building types. Classicism came to be the international language of an educated architect and an ambitious patron, drawing on the legacy of ancient Rome. Yet the richness of the medieval tradition continued to be used throughout Europe, often alongside classical buildings. Examining each of these areas by turn, this book offers a broad cultural history of the period as well as a completely new approach to the history of Renaissance architecture. The work of well-known architects such as Michelangelo and Andrea Palladio is examined alongside lesser known though no less innovative designers such as Juan Guas in Portugal and Benedikt Ried in Prague and Eastern Europe. Drawing on the latest research, it also covers more recent areas of interest such as the story of women as patrons and the emotional effect of Renaissance buildings, as well as the impact of architectural publications and travel on the emerging new architectural culture across Europe. As such, it provides a compelling introduction to the subject for all those interested in the history of architecture, society, and culture in the Renaissance, and European culture in general.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Pantheon
ISBN : 9780307817112
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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For Gwendolyn Wright, the houses of America are the diaries of the American people. They create a fascinating chronicle of the way we have lived, and a reflection of every political, economic, or social issue we have been concerned with. Why did plantation owners build uniform cabins for their slaves? Why were all the walls in nineteenth-century tenements painted white? Why did the parlor suddenly disappear from middle-class houses at the turn of the century? How did the federal highway system change the way millions of Americans raised their families? Building the Dream introduces the parade of people, policies, and ideologies that have shaped the course of our daily lives by shaping the rooms we have grown up in. In the row houses of colonial Philadelphia, the luxury apartments of New York City, the prefab houses of Levittown, and the public-housing towers of Chicago, Wright discovers revealing clues to our past and a new way of looking at such contemporary issues as integration, sustainable energy, the needs of the elderly, and how we define "family."

Category : Architecture, Baroque
Editor : New York : Dover Publications
ISBN : 0486219283
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Architecture
Editor : Flammarion
ISBN : UOM:39015078797563
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A comprehensive monograph of the baroque architectural era in Europe and beyond is a visual analysis of how the baroque style evolved in relation to the unique urban culture of each nation where the style became popular, in a volume that includes coverage of such structures as Rome's San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, the Palace of Versailles, and St. Petersburg's Winter Palace.

Category : Architecture
Editor : Baltimore, Penguin
ISBN : UOM:39015014063575
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Language : en
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