Architecture: From Prehistory To Post Modernism, Reprint

Hardcover | December 26, 2002

byMarvin Trachtenberg, Isabelle Hyman

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This highly regarded, exceptionally well-written book brings to life the entire sweep of architectural history, and its greatest buildings, from the prehistoric era to the present. For over 15 years readers have relied on this incomparable work for its lucidity, originality, splendid illustrations, and nuanced interpretation of architecture. Now in its Second Edition, the top-selling history of architecture is better than ever with an updated introduction, new insights based on recent research, improved illustrations including eight additional pages in color, and above all a new chapter -- on the most significant and controversial works of contemporary architecture from 1980 to 2000 -- that proposes challenges for the future.

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This highly regarded, exceptionally well-written book brings to life the entire sweep of architectural history, and its greatest buildings, from the prehistoric era to the present. For over 15 years readers have relied on this incomparable work for its lucidity, originality, splendid illustrations, and nuanced interpretation of archite...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 11.5 × 9.4 × 1.8 inPublished:December 26, 2002Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131830651

ISBN - 13:9780131830653

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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.