Companions to the History of Architecture: 4 Volume Set

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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 15 TH 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 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 15 th 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 architectureMULTI-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

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