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Understanding architecture : its elements, history, and meaning

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School of Architecture NA 2500 R68 2014 30007008868720 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780813349039 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxvii, 745 p. : ill. (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 669-683) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Elements of Architecture -- The History and Meaning of Architecture.
Summary, etc.: "This bestselling, illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, explaining the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in a way that is both accessible and engaging. The long-awaited third edition includes increased global coverage with new mini chapters on Africa, Japan, China, India, and Islamic Architecture; a new chapter covering the future of architecture in the twenty-first century; updated coverage of sustainability and green architecture and its impact on design; an update to the historical survey; and over fifty images in full color. Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: (1) The Elements of Architecture and (2) The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive and clearly written, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of Western architecture."
Subject: Architecture
Architecture History

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