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The Architect By Spiro Kostof

The Architect by Spiro Kostof

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The Architect was one of the first books in 50 years to survey the role of the profession from its beginnings in ancient Egypt to the present. In this edition Dana Cuff considers the continuing relevence of the book and evaluates changes in architectural practice and the profession since 1965.

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The Architect: Chapters in the History of the Profession by Spiro Kostof

The Architectwas the first book in fifty years to survey the role of the profession from its beginnings in ancient Egypt to the present. Without claiming to cover every period in every country, it is nonetheless the most complete synthesis available of what is known about one of the oldest professions in the world. Dana Cuff considers the continuing relevance of the book and evaluates changes in architectural practice and the profession since 1965, most particularly digital technology, globalization, and environmental concerns.

About Spiro Kostof

Spiro Kostof (1936-1991) was Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his books are A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, second edition (1995) and The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings through History (1993). Dana Cuff is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Architecture: The Story of Practice (1991) and The Provisional City (2000).

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS Bernard Michael Boyle Joan Draper Joseph Esherick Leopold Ettlinger Spiro Kostof William L. MacDonald Myra Nan Rosenfeld Catherine Wilkinson John Wilton-Ely Gwendolyn Wright

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NGR9780520226043
9780520226043
0520226046
The Architect: Chapters in the History of the Profession by Spiro Kostof
New
Paperback
University of California Press
20010315
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