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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.

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.

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 Franklin Toker treats the church not only as a work of art but also as a historical document that reflected the social and nationalist aspirations of the community and marked a high point in the fascinating career of its architect, James O'Donnell.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.