Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, And Meaning (Icon Editions)

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ISBN : 9780064301589
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Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, And Meaning (Icon Editions)

This clearly written, fully illustrated survey of Western architecture defines and explains structure, function, history, and meaning. Architecture is examined as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement. The book is divided into two parts: Part One, ?The Elements of Architecture,” deals with the basic properties of architecture in chapters that explain function, structural principles, and elements of design, including examples in the text and illustrations from all periods and styles. Part Two, ?The History and Meaning of Architecture,” is a chronological survey of Western architectural development from prehistoric times to the present. The approach is selective in terms of buildings and architects included; the examples are chosen for their importance and significance and are fully explained. Each chronological chapter begins with a concise, historical outline giving the social and cultural background. The illustrations (photographs, drawings, maps, and plans) are integrated with the text and there are notes, suggested readings, a glossary, chronological chart, and index.

Specifications of Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, And Meaning (Icon Editions)

GENERAL
AuthorLeland Roth
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100064301583
ISBN-139780064301589
PublisherWestview Press
Number Of Pages576
Publication Date1993-04-20
DIMENSIONS
Height1.27 inch.
Length9.27 inch.
Width6.55 inch.
Weight2.41 pounds.

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