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World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History

byRichard Ingersoll, Spiro Kostof

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Spiro Kostof's groundbreaking work, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, helped to reshape the study of architectural history. His book extended beyond the discussion of great monuments to find connections with ordinary dwellings, urbanism, and different cultures from around theworld. World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History is an entirely new, student-friendly text by Richard Ingersoll. Building on Kostof's global vision and social context, Ingersoll integrates extensive coverage of world and contemporary architecture in order to provide the most comprehensive surveyin the field. Presented chronologically, each chapter now focuses on three unique architectural cultures, which gives instructors the flexibility to choose which traditions are the most relevant to their courses. The text also provides students with numerous pedagogical tools, including timelines, comparativemaps, a glossary, and text boxes devoted to social factors and specific issues in technology and philosophy. The result is a comprehensive method for understanding and appreciating the history, cultural significance, and beauty of architecture from around the world.
Richard Ingersoll teaches courses in Renaissance and contemporary art, architecture, and urbanism at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. He was founding editor of Design Book Review and author of Sprawltown, Looking for the City on Its Edges (2006). Ingersoll received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, under th...
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Title:World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:992 pages, 8.39 × 10.91 × 1.42 inPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface: Preface1. Prehistory1.1 Architecture as a Second Nature: Sacred Caves and Primitive Huts1.2 Vernacular Architecture: A Language of Mud, Logs, Hides, and Stones1.3 Megaliths and Stone Circles: Building as Memory2. 3000-1500 BCE2.1 Cities of Mesopotamia: Mud, Gods, and Urbanism2.2 Old Kingdom Egypt: Architecture for the Afterlife2.3 The Indus Valley: Cities without Monuments3. 1500-700 BCE3.1 The Aegean in the Bronze Age: Labyrinths and Cyclopean Walls3.2 New Kingdom Egypt: Axial Temples and Colossal Statues3.3 Biblical Jerusalem: Architecture and Memory4. 700-200 BCE4.1 Southwest Asia and Achaemenid Persia: A Cycle of Empires4.2 The Greek City-State: Classical Architecture at the Acropolis and the Agora4.3 Mauryan India: Emblems of Peace in Stone5. 200 BCE-300 CE5.1 Ancient Rome: Governing through Architecture5.2 Ancient China: The Pivot of the Cosmos in Mud and Wood5.3 Ancient Mexico: Pyramids and Sacrifice6. 300-6006.1 Early Christian Italy: The Inward Orientation of the Church6.2 Byzantium: The Dome as an Act of Faith6.3 Gupta India: Rock-Cut Architecture and the Art of Subtraction7. 600-8007.1 The Spread of Islam: Hypostyle Mosques and Soaring Minarets7.2 Tang China and East Asia: Gridded Capitals and Lofty Pagodas7.3 The Maya of Central America: Reproducing the Mountain of Creation8. 800-12008.1 Southeast Asia and Southern India: Lived-in Models of Cosmic Order8.2 Islamic Spain and Morocco: Interlacing Forms in al-Andalus and the Maghreb8.3 Western Europe after the Roman Empire: Monks, Knights, and Pilgrims9. 1200-13509.1 The Mercantile Mediterranean: New Facades for Old Cities9.2 Gothic Europe: The Fabric of the Great Cathedrals9.3 Sub-Saharan Africa: Living Architecture10. 1350-150010.1 Humanist Italy: Public Spaces and Private Palaces of the Renaissance10.2 Eastern Europe: From the Spirit of Wood to the Conventions of Masonry10.3 Pre-Contact America: Empires of the Sun11. 1500-160011.1 China after 1000: The Mandate of Heaven Made to Last11.2 The Ottoman Empire: A Culture of Local Symmetries11.3 Papal Rome: The Fountainhead of Renaissance Classicism12. 1600-170012.1 Islamic Realms in Central Asia: The Dome of Power, the Garden of Paradise12.2 Catholic Europe: The Settings of Absolutism12.3 Edo Japan: Isolation from the World, Integration with Nature13. 1700-175013.1 Protestant Europe: An Architecture of Essentials13.2 The Diffusion of the Baroque: Life as Theater13.3 The American Colonies: Domination and Liberty on the Grid14. 1750-180014.1 The Picturesque: Landscapes of the Informal, the Exotic, and the Sublime14.2 Enlightenment Europe: Theory, Revolution, and Architecture14.3 Industry and Punishment: Factories and Warehouses, Prisons and Workhouses15. 1800-185015.1 After the Revolution: The Ideological Uses of Neoclassicism15.2 The Gothic Revival: Antimodern and Proto-Nationalist15.3 The New Iron Age: The Spread of Metal and Glass Technologies16. 1850-189016.1 The Rise of the Metropolis: Urbanism and the New Scale of Architecture16.2 Lifestyles and House Form: Apartments, Row Houses, Bungalows, and Utopias16.3 The Beaux-Arts: Eclecticism and Professionalism17. 1890-192017.1 Arts and Crafts: Design and the Dignity of Labor17.2 The Twilight of Western Imperialism: Monuments to the White Man's Burden17.3 Art Nouveau and the Search for Modern Form: Architecture without Precedents18. 1920-194018.1 American Skyscrapers and Automobiles: Mass Production Meets Individualism18.2 European Modernisms: A Dialogue between Form and Function18.3 Totalitarian Settings in Modern Europe: Architecture as Propaganda19. 1940-197019.1 The International Style and the Advent of the Welfare State19.2 The Birth of the Third World: Experiments in Postcolonial Urbanism19.3 The Expressionist Resurgence: Hybrids amid Mass Culture20. After 197020.1 Postmodern Movements: Populism, Radicalism, and Irony20.2 Multinational versus Multicultural Practice20.3 Toward an Ecological Worldview: Architecture in the Age of Global WarmingGlossaryCreditsIndex