'isms: Understanding Architectural Styles by Jeremy Melvin'isms: Understanding Architectural Styles by Jeremy Melvin

'isms: Understanding Architectural Styles

byJeremy Melvin

Paperback | February 21, 2006

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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.
Jeremy Melvin is a scholar and writer on a wide range of architectural topics. Senior lecturer in History of Architecture at the South Bank University and a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, he is the author of several books and a frequent contributor to The Guardian and Architectural Review.
Title:'isms: Understanding Architectural StylesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.04 × 5.55 × 0.58 inPublished:February 21, 2006Publisher:RizzoliLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0789313804

ISBN - 13:9780789313805

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