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Understanding architecture : its elements, history, and meaning / Leland M. Roth.

By: Roth, Leland M
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2007Edition: 2nd edDescription: xxxvi, 652 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 24 cmISBN: 0813390451 (alk. paper); 9780813390451 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Architecture | Architecture -- HistoryDDC classification: 720 LOC classification: NA2500 | .R68 2007Other classification: 21.62 Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Introduction : Architecture, the unavoidable art -- Part I. The elements of architecture : 1. "Commoditie": How does the building function? -- 2. "Firmness": Structure, or How does the building stand up? -- 3. "Delight": Space in architecture -- 4. "Delight": Seeing architecture -- 5. "Delight": Architectural acoustics, shape, and sound -- 6. The architect: from high priest to profession -- 7. Architecture: Part of the natural environment -- 8. Architecture, memory, and economics -- Chronological table -- Part II. The history and meaning of architecture : 9. The beginnings of architecture: from caves to cities -- 10. The architecture of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt -- 11. Greek architecture -- 12. Roman architecture -- 13. Early Christian and Byzantine architecture -- 14. Medieval architecture -- 15. Renaissance architecture -- 16. Baroque and Rococo architecture -- 17. The origins of modernism: architecture in the age of enlightenment, 1720-1790 -- 18. The development of modernism: the nineteenth century -- 19. Versions of modern architecture, 1914-1970 -- 20. Late-twentieth-century architecture: postmodernism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : Architecture, the unavoidable art -- Part I. The elements of architecture : 1. "Commoditie": How does the building function? -- 2. "Firmness": Structure, or How does the building stand up? -- 3. "Delight": Space in architecture -- 4. "Delight": Seeing architecture -- 5. "Delight": Architectural acoustics, shape, and sound -- 6. The architect: from high priest to profession -- 7. Architecture: Part of the natural environment -- 8. Architecture, memory, and economics -- Chronological table -- Part II. The history and meaning of architecture : 9. The beginnings of architecture: from caves to cities -- 10. The architecture of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt -- 11. Greek architecture -- 12. Roman architecture -- 13. Early Christian and Byzantine architecture -- 14. Medieval architecture -- 15. Renaissance architecture -- 16. Baroque and Rococo architecture -- 17. The origins of modernism: architecture in the age of enlightenment, 1720-1790 -- 18. The development of modernism: the nineteenth century -- 19. Versions of modern architecture, 1914-1970 -- 20. Late-twentieth-century architecture: postmodernism.

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