...isms: Understanding Architecture

...isms: Understanding Architecture by Jeremy Melvin

Title: ...isms: Understanding Architecture
Author: Jeremy Melvin
ISBN10: 0713674741
ISBN13: 978-0713674743
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (November 2, 2005)
Language: English
Subcategory: Isms: Understanding Fashion
Size PDF: 1744 kb
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Rating: 4.7/5
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Pages: 160 pages
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Following the success of Isms: Understanding Art, this engaging and informative guide to the significant "isms" of architectural history spans from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the Renaissance up to the present day. Each spread is devoted to a distinct architectural movement and explains when it first emerged, the historical period to which it applies, the principal disputes over its applicability, and illustrates important structures, practitioners, key words, and distinctive features. From Hellenic Classicism and Expressionism to Brutalism and Blobism, with many stops along the way, these sixty well illustrated and clearly defined "isms" help put all of the "built environments" of the world into context.