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Ching, Francis D. K.

A Global History of Architecture

Ching, Francis D. K. - A Global History of Architecture, ebook

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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution

A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new onlineenhanced companion sitebrings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages.

Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education.

  • Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe
  • Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where
  • Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective
  • Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools

Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

Keywords: A Global History of Architecture, Third Edition; Francis D.K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash; architectural history; global architecture; architecture through the ages; historical architecture; history of architecture survey; global architectural history; world architecture; non-Western architecture; architectural movements; ancient architecture; global contemporary architecture; evolution of architecture; architecture and society; online architectural history resources; NAAB non-western history; comprehensive history of architecture; architectural styles, Architectural History & Styles

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
3
Page amount
864 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118981603
Printed ISBN
9781118981337

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