2: Companions to the History of Architecture, 4 Volume Set

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9781444338515: 2: Companions to the History of Architecture, 4 Volume Set

Unprecedented in its in-depth coverage, and with over 500 illustrations, photographs, and architectural drawings the multi-volume Companion to the History of Architecture offers an indispensable resource on architectural thought and practice ranging from the 15th century to the present day.

  • AUTHORITATIVE: Brings together an international team of over one hundred eminent historians, academics and practising architects 
  • USER-FRIENDLY: Accessibly structured into volumes organized both chronologically and thematically, spanning the architecture of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods, through to the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries 
  • INCLUSIVE: Spans a broad and global range of issues, from the impact of war and religion on city architecture; its relationship with the public; and architecture and the sciences; to examples such as materials and Tectonic expression; Beaux-arts and the Gothic; and contemporary issues, such as contemporary architecture’s critical review of its cultural production, ecology, technological saturation, and ontological engagement with a world now largely urbanized  
  • CUTTING-EDGE: Reviews the most recent developments in the field, including theory and practice from the past ten years, along with likely future developments in the history of architecture
  • MULTI-FORMAT: Publishing simultaneously in print and online, providing an unparalleled reference work for students and scholars alike 

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Unprecedented in its depth of coverage, and with over 500 illustrations, photographs, and architectural drawings, the four-volume Companions to the History of Architecture offer an indispensable resource on architectural thought and practice ranging from the fifteenth century to the present day.

An international contributor team of over one hundred eminent historians, academics, and practising architects have come together to present this invaluable guide to the history of architecture. The entries reflect the latest research within the field, providing original and critical scholarship, and fresh insights into the subject. The volumes interrogate key periods of architectural history within a chronological framework, spanning the Medieval and Renaissance periods, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Online edition available at www.companionstohistoryofarchitecture.com

About the Author:

Harry Francis Mallgrave, Hon FRIBA, is  Distinguished Professor Emeritus,  Illinois Institute of Technology. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Architecture and Embodiment: The Implications of the New Sciences and Humanities for Design (2013). His books published with Wiley Blackwell include Architectural Theory: An Anthology from Vitruvius to 1870, Volume 1 (2005), Architectural Theory: An Anthology from 1871 to 2005, Volume 2 (edited with Christina Contandriopoulos, 2008), The Architect's Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture (2011), and An Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 to the Present (with David Goodman, 2011).

Volume I: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture, Edited by Alina Payne, Harvard University
Volume II: Eighteenth-Century Architecture, Edited by Caroline van Eck, Cambridge University, and Sigrid de Jong, Leiden University
Volume III: Nineteenth-Century Architecture, Edited by Martin Bressani, McGill University, and Christina Contandriopoulos, Université du Québec à Montréal
Volume IV: Twentieth-Century Architecture, Edited by David Leatherbarrow, University of Pennsylvania, and Alexander Eisenschmidt, University of Illinois at Chicago

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