By Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
"Because of its awfully broad standpoint, even architectural historians who don't educate normal survey classes tend to get pleasure from and have fun with it."
"Not purely does A worldwide historical past of Architecture personal the territory (of international architecture), it pulls off this audacious activity with panache, intelligence, and—for the main part—grace."
—Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Revised and updated—the compelling heritage of the world's nice architectural achievements
Organized alongside an international timeline, A worldwide historical past of structure, moment Edition has been up to date and revised all through to mirror present scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the current, this distinctive consultant is written via an all-star staff of architectural specialists of their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and impacts of architectural routine all through historical past. The architectural historical past of the realm involves existence via a unified framework for examining and figuring out structure, supplemented through wealthy drawings from the popular Frank Ching, in addition to excellent images. This new moment Edition:
- Delivers extra assurance of non-Western components, quite Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America
- Is thoroughly re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout
- Incorporates extra drawings by way of Professor Ching, together with new maps with additional information and color
- Meets the necessities set by way of the nationwide Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" structure in historical past education.
- Offers new connections to a spouse site, together with Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of discovering sites.
Architecture and paintings lovers will locate A international background of structure, moment Edition endlessly at their fingertips.
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