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A World History of Architecture By Marian Moffett

A World History of Architecture by Marian Moffett

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Global coverage of the history of architecture, encouraging consideration of the pragmatic, innovative and aesthetic attributes of buildings and how these may have been praised or criticised by contemporary observers. Various contexts are also discussed, such as artistic, social and economic.

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A World History of Architecture by Marian Moffett

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas - firmness, commodity, and delight - to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

About Marian Moffett

Marian Moffett is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee. Michael Fazio, AIA, teaches architectural history in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. Lawrence Wodehouse taught architectural history at the University of Dundee and various American universities. He died in 2002.

Table of Contents

Beginnings; Greek world; ancient India and SE Asia; China and Japan; Roman world; early Christian and Byzantine; Islamic; early medieval and Romanesque; Gothic; pre-Columbian Americas; Renaissance; Baroque; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century and Modernism; mid-late 20th century.

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A World History of Architecture by Marian Moffett
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