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Architectural History

Architectural History

  • Author: Lester Wertheimer
  • Publisher: Kaplan AEC Architecture
  • ISBN: 9780793193806
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 190
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This course by Lester Wertheimer, FAIA, deals with the ideas and examples which have established the architectural tradition of the Western world. Although there is no written test specifically on this subject, architecturalhistory questions are included in many sections of the exam. The seven lessons review the theories, influences, characteristics, and major monuments from ancient times through the 20th century, including: * Ancient architecture * Greek and Roman architecture * Medieval architecture * Renaissance architecture * Roots of modern architecture * American architecture * 20th century architecture * Checklist of significant 20th century structures The course is attractively illustrated with numerous sketches, plans, and diagrams, and enhanced by a glossary, bibliography, and an extensive index. A short reviewquiz follows each lesson, and the course concludes with a major examination. Complete explanations of all quiz and examination answers are included.

Manchester

Manchester

An Architectural History

  • Author: John J. Parkinson-Bailey
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719056062
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 366
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This work offers an examination of Manchester's architecture, from its origins to the present-day rebuilding of the city centre. It follows Manchester's growth from a village to what many see as England's second city.

Paris

Paris

An Architectural History

  • Author: Anthony Sutcliffe
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300068863
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 221
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In this extensively illustrated work, one of Paris' leading historians links the beauty of the city to its harmonious architecture, the product of a powerful tradition of classical design running from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

The Architectural History of Canterbury Cathedral

The Architectural History of Canterbury Cathedral

  • Author: Robert Willis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cathedrals
  • Page: 141
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The Railroad Station

The Railroad Station

An Architectural History

  • Author: Carroll L. V. Meeks
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486286274
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 203
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Profusely illustrated book chronicles the evolution of the architecture of the railroad station in both Europe and America from the 1830s to the 1950s. "Carefully documented by all the apparatus of exacting scholarship, and even better by a fascinating collection of more than 230 pictures." — The New York Times.

Harvard

Harvard

An Architectural History

  • Author: Bainbridge Bunting,Margaret Henderson Floyd
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674372917
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 350
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This history of Harvard's architecture examines the Federal architecture of Charles Bulfinch, H.H. Richardson's Romanesque buildings, the Imperial manner reflected in Widener Library, and the work of other architects such as Charles McKim, Gropius and Le Corbusier.

Building Idaho

Building Idaho

An Architectural History

  • Author: Jennifer Eastman Attebery
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 166
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A interpretive view of both the business of building and the history of architectural style and technology in Idaho, beginning with the earliest archaeological evidences of building. Filled with great contemporary and period illustrations. 10x111/4 Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

London

London

An Architectural History

  • Author: Anthony Sutcliffe
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300110065
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 249
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London is one of the world’s greatest cities, and its architecture is a unique heritage. The Tower of London is an urban castle unique in Europe, St Paul’s is one of the world’s greatest domed cathedrals, and the squares and crescents of the West End inspired Haussmann’s Paris. In London, it is the variety of the streets, buildings, and parks that strikes the visitor. No king or government has ever set its mark here. Private ownership has shaped the city, and architects have served a wide variety of clients. London’s Classical era produced an elegant townscape between 1600 and 1830, but medieval, Tudor, and Victorian London were a potpourri of buildings large and small, each making its own design statement. In London: An Architectural History Anthony Sutcliffe takes the reader through two thousand years of architecture from the sublime to the mundane. With over 300 color illustrations the book is intended for the general reader and especially those visiting London for the first time.

What is Architectural History?

What is Architectural History?

  • Author: Andrew Leach
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745655203
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 184
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What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be useful for practicing architects? If so, how? Leach treats the disciplinarity of architectural history as an open question, moving between three key approaches to historical knowledge of architecture: within art history, as an historical specialisation and, most prominently, within architecture. He suggests that the confusions around this question have been productive, ensuring a rich variety of approaches to the project of exploring architecture historically. Read alongside introductory surveys of western and global architectural history, this book will open up questions of perspective, frame, and intent for students of architecture, art history, and history. Graduate students and established architectural historians will find much in this book to fuel discussions over the current state of the field in which they work.

Church of Notre Dame in Montreal

Church of Notre Dame in Montreal

An Architectural History

  • Author: Franklin Toker
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773508481
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 124
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The construction of the Church of Notre-Dame was one of the boldest building projects of the nineteenth century. The first major example of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada, it was, at the time of its completion, the largest building in North America. Franklin Toker treats the church not only as a work of art but also as a historical document that reflected the social and nationalist aspirations of the community and marked a high point in the fascinating career of its architect, James O'Donnell.

The Architecture of Tokyo

The Architecture of Tokyo

An Architectural History in 571 Individual Presentations

  • Author: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
  • ISBN: 9783930698936
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 263
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The Tokyo region is the most populous metropolitan area in the world and a place of extraordinary vitality. The political, economic and cultural center of Japan, Tokyo also exerts an enormous international influence. In fact the region has been pivotal to the nation's affairs for centuries. Its sheer size, its concentration of resources and institutions and its long history have produced buildings of many different types from many different eras. This is the first guide to introduce in one volume the architecture of the Tokyo region, encompassing Tokyo proper and adjacent prefectures, in all its remarkable variety. The buildings are presented chronologically and grouped into six periods: the medieval period (1185-1600), the Edo period (1600-1868), the Meiji period (1868-1912), the Taisho and early Showa period (1912-1945), the post-war reconstruction period (1945-1970) and the contemporary period (1970 until today). This comprehensive coverage permits those interested in Japanese architecture or culture to focus on a particular era or to examine buildings within a larger temporal framework. A concise discussion of the history of the region and the architecture of Japan develops a context within which the individual works may be viewed. Over 500 buildings are presented, from 15th-century Buddhist temples to 20th-century cultural buildings, from venerable folkhouses to works by leading contemporary architects of Japan such as Kenzo Tange, Fumihiko Maki, Arata Isozaki, Hiroshi Hara, Toyo Ito and Riken Yamamoto as well as by foreign architects such as Norman Foster, Peter Eisenman and Steven Holl.

Berlin

Berlin

an architectural history

  • Author: Doug Clelland
  • Publisher: Architectural Design
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 88
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The Architectural History of Venice

The Architectural History of Venice

  • Author: Deborah Howard,Sarah Quill,Laura Moretti
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300090291
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 346
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This book is the indispensable guide to the history of architecture in Venice, encompassing the city's fascinating variety of buildings from ancient times to the present day. Completely updated and filled with splendid new illustrations, this edition invites all visitors to Venice, armchair travelers, and students of Renaissance art and architecture to a fuller appreciation of the buildings of this uniquely beautiful city. "The best concise introduction to Venetian architecture in English."--Times Literary Supplement "Compact and manageable . . . an excellent introduction to the novice preparing for a first Venetian experience."--Society of Architectural Historians "A hugely rewarding and accessible book."--Richard Cork, Modern Painters

The Architecture of Rome

The Architecture of Rome

An Architectural History in 400 Individual Presentations

  • Author: Stefan Grundmann,Ulrich Fürst
  • Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
  • ISBN: 9783930698608
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 381
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Architects and artists have always acknowledged over the centuries that Rome is rightly called the 'eternal city'. Rome is eternal above all because it was always young, always 'in its prime'. Here the buildings that defined the West appeared over more than 2000 years, here the history of European architecture was written. The foundations were laid even in ancient Roman times, when the first attempts were made to design interiors and thus make space open to experience as something physical. And at that time the Roman architects also started to develop building types that are still valid today, thus creating the cornerstone of later Western architecture. In it Rome's primacy remained unbroken -- whether it was with old St Peter's as the first medieval basilica or new St. Peter's as the building in which Bramante and Michelangelo developed the High Renaissance, or with works by Bernini and Borromini whose rich and lucid spatial forms were to shape Baroque as far as Vienna, Bohemia and Lower Franconia, and also with Modern buildings, of which there are many unexpected pearls to be found in Rome. All this is comprehensible only if it is presented historically, i. e. in chronological sequence, and so the guide has not been arranged topographically as usual but chronologically.This means that one is not led in random sequence from a Baroque building to an ancient or a modern one, but the historical development is followed successively. Every epoch is preceded by an introduction that identifies its key features. This produces a continuous, lavishly illustrated history of the architecture of Rome -- and thus at the same time of the whole of the West. Practical handling is guaranteed by an alphabetical index and detailed maps, whose information does not just immediately illustrate the historical picture, but also makes it possible to choose a personal route through history.

British Breweries

British Breweries

An Architectural History

  • Author: Lynn Pearson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0826434606
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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Covering the history of the architecture of breweries, this account ranges from the country house brewhouse of the 18th century to the great breweries of Georgian and Victorian England, which reached their ornate peak in the 1880s and 1890s. It deals with the practical considerations that brewers' architects and engineers had to take into account, as well as the architectural styles and the decorative features employed. The author has also included a gazetteer of brewery architecture.

The Architecture of East Australia

The Architecture of East Australia

An Architectural History in 432 Individual Presentations

  • Author: Bill MacMahon
  • Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
  • ISBN: 9783930698905
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 251
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The story of Australian architecture might be said to parallel the endeavours of Australians to adapt & reconcile themselves with their home & neighbours. It is the story of 200 years of coming to terms with the land: of adaptation, insight & making do. Early settlers were poorly provisioned, profoundly ignorant of the land & richly prejudiced towards its peoples. They pursued many paths over many terrains. From the moist temperate region of Tasmania with heavy Palladian villas to the monsoonal north with open, lightweight stilt houses, the continent has induced most different regional building styles.

Moderne Architektur seit 1900

Moderne Architektur seit 1900

  • Author: William J. R. Curtis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780714893525
  • Category:
  • Page: 735
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Obsolescence

Obsolescence

An Architectural History

  • Author: Daniel M. Abramson
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022631359X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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In our architectural pursuits, we often seem to be in search of something newer, grander, or more efficient—and this phenomenon is not novel. In the spring of 1910 hundreds of workers labored day and night to demolish the Gillender Building in New York, once the loftiest office tower in the world, in order to make way for a taller skyscraper. The New York Times puzzled over those who would sacrifice the thirteen-year-old structure, “as ruthlessly as though it were some ancient shack.” In New York alone, the Gillender joined the original Grand Central Terminal, the Plaza Hotel, the Western Union Building, and the Tower Building on the list of just one generation’s razed metropolitan monuments. In the innovative and wide-ranging Obsolescence, Daniel M. Abramson investigates this notion of architectural expendability and the logic by which buildings lose their value and utility. The idea that the new necessarily outperforms and makes superfluous the old, Abramson argues, helps people come to terms with modernity and capitalism’s fast-paced change. Obsolescence, then, gives an unsettling experience purpose and meaning. Belief in obsolescence, as Abramson shows, also profoundly affects architectural design. In the 1960s, many architects worldwide accepted the inevitability of obsolescence, experimenting with flexible, modular designs, from open-plan schools, offices, labs, and museums to vast megastructural frames and indeterminate building complexes. Some architects went so far as to embrace obsolescence’s liberating promise to cast aside convention and habit, envisioning expendable short-life buildings that embodied human choice and freedom. Others, we learn, were horrified by the implications of this ephemerality and waste, and their resistance eventually set the stage for our turn to sustainability—the conservation rather than disposal of resources. Abramson’s fascinating tour of our idea of obsolescence culminates in an assessment of recent manifestations of sustainability, from adaptive reuse and historic preservation to postmodernism and green design, which all struggle to comprehend and manage the changes that challenge us on all sides.

American Architectural History

American Architectural History

A Contemporary Reader

  • Author: Keith Eggener,Keith L. Eggener
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415306959
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 449
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This book presents a collection of recent writings on architecture and urbanism in the United States, with topics ranging from colonial to contemporary times.

Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Foundation of Architectural History

Robert Willis (1800-1875) and the Foundation of Architectural History

  • Author: Alexandrina Buchanan
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1843838001
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 452
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The first full-scale biography of Robert Willis, the "founding father" of architectural history.