A History of Architecture

A History of Architecture

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When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture appeared in 1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece--one of the finest books on architecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic reference continues to bring to readers the full array of civilization'sarchitectural achievements. Insightful, engagingly written and graced with close to a thousand superb illustrations, the Second Edition of this extraordinary volume offers a sweeping narrative that examines architecture as it reflects the social, economic, and technological aspects of human history. The scope of the book isastonishing. Kostof examines a surprisingly wide variety of man-made structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids of Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure a potential source ofinsight, whether it be prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780195083798
0195083792
9780195083781
0195083784
Branch Call Number: REF720.9 Kos1995 h7ma 01
Characteristics: 792 pages : illustrations (some color)
Additional Contributors: Tobias, Richard
Castillo, Greg

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