The Story of Architecture by Patrick NuttgensThe Story of Architecture by Patrick Nuttgens

The Story of Architecture

byPatrick Nuttgens

Paperback | August 14, 1997

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Throughout history the creation and shaping of the built environment has been at the forefront of human endeavor. The Story of Architecture is the account of how men and women of ingenuity and imagination have taken the most elementary of human needs and transformed them into some of the greatest manifestations of the human civilization. Each chapter charts a stage in the development of architecture, thus dividing the book into natural study units, and the illustrations and plans are closely keyed to the text.

For this new edition, the author has revised and updated the whole text and bibliography, and has greatly expanded the treatment of the modern and contemporary periods. The book has been completely redesigned, with more than 400 illustrations, half of them in colour. Valuable new features are maps, time charts and architects' biographies.

Title:The Story of ArchitectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.75 × 8.5 × 0.85 inPublished:August 14, 1997Publisher:Phaidon Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714836168

ISBN - 13:9780714836164

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Throughout history, the creation and shaping of the built environment has been at the forefront of human endeavour. The Story of Architecture is the account of how men and women of ingenuity and imagination have taken the most elementary of human needs and transformed them into some of the greatest manifestations of the human spirit.The story is told in a clear and fluent narrative that covers the entire world and the whole of human history in a well-planned sequence of 21 chapters, each charting a stage in the development of architecture. The chapters divide the book into natural study traits, and the illustrations aim plans are closely keyed to the text.For this new edition, the author has revised and updated the whole text and bibliography, and has greatly-expanded the treatment of the modern and contemporary periods. The book has been completely redesigned, with more than 400 illustrations, half of them in colour.This book answers a need long recognized by those involved in courses on architectural history and appreciation in schools, colleges and uni