The Architect: Chapters In The History Of The Profession by Spiro KostofThe Architect: Chapters In The History Of The Profession by Spiro Kostof

The Architect: Chapters In The History Of The Profession

EditorSpiro KostofForeword byDana Cuff

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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The Architectwas the first book in fifty years to survey the role of the profession from its beginnings in ancient Egypt to the present. Without claiming to cover every period in every country, it is nonetheless the most complete synthesis available of what is known about one of the oldest professions in the world. Dana Cuff considers the continuing relevance of the book and evaluates changes in architectural practice and the profession since 1965, most particularly digital technology, globalization, and environmental concerns.

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Spiro Kostof (1936-1991) was Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Berkeley. Among his books are A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, second edition (1995) and The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings through History (1993). Dana Cuff is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Uni...
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Title:The Architect: Chapters In The History Of The ProfessionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:405 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520226046

ISBN - 13:9780520226043

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CONTRIBUTORS
Bernard Michael Boyle
Joan Draper
Joseph Esherick
Leopold Ettlinger
Spiro Kostof
William L. MacDonald
Myra Nan Rosenfeld
Catherine Wilkinson
John Wilton-Ely
Gwendolyn Wright

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"An excellent anthology. . . . Perhaps the most enlightening contribution is Wright's account of women's neglected position in architecture."--"AIA Journal