Architecture

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Marvin Trachtenberg / Isabelle Hyman  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
648
Pub.-date
December 2002
ISBN13
9780131830653
ISBN
0131830651
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Description

For History of Architecture courses in departments of Art, Design, Art History and Architecture.

Moving back and forth between the long view of historical trends and close-ups on major works and crucial architectural themes, this insightful, lively and original modern survey reinvigorates conventional period and thematic structures of architectural history and revitalizes the canon of great buildings. Designed to help students understand and appreciate great architecture and its history, the lavishly illustrated text explains specific qualities of periods in depth and the complex illuminating differences between them in social, intellectual, and aesthetic terms. Exceptionally detailed coverage of the modern age (18th century to the present).

Features

  • NEW - Contemporary architecture (c. 1980-2000) chapter added- Including discussion of Deconstructivism, High-Tech, New Urbanism and the search for place and identity.
    • Provides students with an extensive, well-illustrated presentation of contemporary architecture and the cultural and ideological fragmentation and pluralism of the times. Ex.___

  • NEW - Renaissance and Modern chapters updated.
    • Adds material based on recent research. Ex.___

  • NEW - Female architects highlighted.
    • Familiarizes students with the contributions of three women in the field. Ex.___

  • NEW - Photographs updated and improved.
    • Provides students with high quality black and white photographs. Ex.___

  • NEW - Eight color pages added-Two on Rome, two on Renaissance, and four on Contemporary eras.
    • Provides students with authentic, visually motivating illustrations of styles. Ex.___

  • NEW - Introduction updated.
    • Provides a clear and concise entry to the text. Ex.___

  • NEW - Gender neutral language.
    • Provides students with a non-sexist presentation of the material. Ex.___

  • Clarity, readability, sophistication and accuracy.
    • Provides students with a lively, understandable and widely respected presentation of the subject. Ex.___

  • Western line of architecture treatment unmatched.
    • Provides students with an in-depth, clear, insightful treatment of the extremely complex and now virtually global practice. Ex.___

  • Ancient Near East influence.
    • Familiarizes students with a significant part of the formative background of the West. Ex.___

  • Islam influence.
    • Familiarizes students with its unique parallelism to the Western tradition in its derivation from ancient Roman architecture. Ex.___

  • Pedagogical progression.
    • Provides students with study aids that build from simple terms of discussion to a more sophisticated understanding and command of architecture and its history. Ex.___

  • Quality illustrations.
    • Provides students with superior quality illustrations, many of which are found only in this text. Ex.___

  • Major revolutions of architectural structure-Roman, Gothic and 19th Century/modern.
    • Provides students with unusually detailed analysis of historically significant innovations. Ex.___

  • Chronological account.
    • Provides students with a meaningful and understandable mapping of Western architecture through its entire existence. Ex.___

  • Extensive visual presentations-Photographs, illustrations, architectural renderings, cross sections, elevations and diagrams.
    • Provides students with a variety of visuals that highlight the many faces and angles of a building and different aspects of its structural nature. Ex.___

New to this Edition

  • Contemporary architecture (c. 1980-2000) chapter added- Including discussion of Deconstructivism, High-Tech, New Urbanism and the search for place and identity.
    • Provides students with an extensive, well-illustrated presentation of contemporary architecture and the cultural and ideological fragmentation and pluralism of the times. Ex.___

  • Renaissance and Modern chapters updated.
    • Adds material based on recent research. Ex.___

  • Female architects highlighted.
    • Familiarizes students with the contributions of three women in the field. Ex.___

  • Photographs updated and improved.
    • Provides students with high quality black and white photographs. Ex.___

  • Eight color pages added-Two on Rome, two on Renaissance, and four on Contemporary eras.
    • Provides students with authentic, visually motivating illustrations of styles. Ex.___

  • Introduction updated.
    • Provides a clear and concise entry to the text. Ex.___

  • Gender neutral language.
    • Provides students with a non-sexist presentation of the material. Ex.___

Table of Contents

I. THE ANCIENT WORLD.

 1. Architecture Before Greece.
 2. Greece.
 3. Rome.

II. THE MIDDLE AGES.

 4. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture.
 5. Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque Architecture.
 6. Islam and West.
 7. Gothic Architecture.

III. THE RENAISSANCE AND THE BAROQUE.

 8. The Renaissance.
 9. The Baroque.

IV. THE MODERN WORLD.

10. The Eighteenth Century.
11. The Nineteenth Century.
12. Modern Architecture.
13. Second Modernism (through Post-Modernism).
14. Modernisms: Renewal and Hyper-Diversity in Recent Decades.