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Western Architecture (World of Art)

A Survey from Ancient Greece to the Present

Ian Sutton

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An original and far-reaching survey of the history of architecture in Europe and North America, from ancient Greece to the present


Western Architecture focuses both on the technological achievements of architects and on stylistic considerations, and stresses that architecture is both a part of history and an art form in its own right.

Arranged chronologically, the book is divided into chapters on Classical, Early Christian, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, 19th-century revivalism, International Modernism and Post-Modernism, with each epoch’s most significant architects documented and described.

A wide range of examples, both familiar buildings and many others rarely seen outside specialist books, illustrate the text, and space is given to Eastern Europe, previously neglected by architectural historians, as well as ideologically suspect styles such as Stalinist classicism.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.9 cm

Extent: 384 pp

Illustrations: 456

Publication date: 31 January 2000

ISBN: 9780500203163

About the Author

Ian Sutton (1929–2010) was a much-loved editor and distinguished writer on architecture.