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Architecture: The Whole Story

Denna Jones


An ambitious introduction to the history of architecture from the neolithic age to the present day

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From ancient and classical masterpieces to contemporary, cutting-edge buildings, architecture has defined our world throughout history. Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture: The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits.

For everyone who has ever wished for greater insight into the art of building design, Architecture: The Whole Story provides the analytical tools to appreciate to the fullest the variety of architectural achievement and the built environment in the world.

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound PLC (with jacket)

Size: 24.5 x 17.5 cm

Extent: 576 pp

Publication date: 8 September 2014

ISBN: 9780500291481

Contents List

Introduction Chapter 1. Prehistoric architecture • Neolithic Chapter 2. Architecture in the ancient world Period • Egypt and Neo-Sumerian • Indian Subcontinent and South East Asia • Teotihuacans • Olmec, Toltec, Mayan • Inca • China • Japan • Minoan and Mycenean • Greek Archaic, Classical Greece and Hellenistic Greek • Etruscan and Ancient Rome • Early Christian and Byzantine • Islamic Chapter 3. Medieval architecture • Pre-Romanesque • Romanesque • Gothic Chapter 4. Renaissance, Mannerism, and Baroque • Renaissance and Mannerism • Baroque • Churrigueresque • Colonial Chapter 5. The Enlightenment • Georgian • Neoclassical, Greek revival • Gothic revival • Regency Chapter 6. Modern Architecture • Beaux-Arts • Art Nouveau • Art Deco • Modernism • Organic, Expressionist Modern, and Biomimeticism • Constructivism • International Style • Brutalism, Metabolism • Futurist, Utopian • Postmodernism • High-Tech Modernism • Deconstructivism • New Vernacularism and Ecoism

About the Author

Denna Jones, formerly deputy editor of Art & Architecture Journal, teaches on the MA Architecture course at Leeds Metropolitan University.

List of Contributors

Richard Rogers, Philip Gumuchdijan