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A history of architecture : settings and rituals / Spiro Kostof ; revisions by Greg Castillo ; original drawings by Richard Tobias.

By: Kostof, Spiro.
Contributor(s): Tobias, Richard | Castillo, Greg.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 792 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780195399837.Subject(s): Mimarlık -- Tarih | Architecture -- Turkey -- History
Contents:
Part I. A place on earth -- 1. The study of what we built -- 2.The cave and the sky: stone age Europe -- 3.The rise of the city: architecture in Western Asia -- 4.The architecture of ancient Egypt -- 5.Bronze age cities: The aegean and Asia minor -- 6. The Greek temple and ''Barbarian'' alternatives -- 7. Polis and Akropolis -- 8. The Hellenistic realm -- 9.Rome: Caput Mundi -- 10. The world at large: Roman concurrences -- Part II. Measuring up -- 11.The Triumph of christ -- 12.The Mediterranean in the middle ages -- 13. The birth of nations: Europe after charles -- 14.The French manner -- 15.The Urbanization of Europe -- 16.Edges of medievalism -- 17.The renaissance: ideal and fad -- 18. Spain and the new world -- 19. Istanbul and Venice -- 20.The popes as planners:Rome 1450-1650 -- 21.Absolutism and beourgeoisie: European architecture, 1600-1750 -- Part III. The search for self --22. Architecture for a new world -- 23. Architectural art and the landscape of industry, 1800 - 1850 -- 24.The American experience -- 25.Victorian environments -- 26.The trials of modernism -- 27.Architecture and the state: interwar years -- 28.The ends of modernism -- 29.Designing the Fin-De-Siecle.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. A place on earth -- 1. The study of what we built -- 2.The cave and the sky: stone age Europe -- 3.The rise of the city: architecture in Western Asia -- 4.The architecture of ancient Egypt -- 5.Bronze age cities: The aegean and Asia minor -- 6. The Greek temple and ''Barbarian'' alternatives -- 7. Polis and Akropolis -- 8. The Hellenistic realm -- 9.Rome: Caput Mundi -- 10. The world at large: Roman concurrences -- Part II. Measuring up -- 11.The Triumph of christ -- 12.The Mediterranean in the middle ages -- 13. The birth of nations: Europe after charles -- 14.The French manner -- 15.The Urbanization of Europe -- 16.Edges of medievalism -- 17.The renaissance: ideal and fad -- 18. Spain and the new world -- 19. Istanbul and Venice -- 20.The popes as planners:Rome 1450-1650 -- 21.Absolutism and beourgeoisie: European architecture, 1600-1750 -- Part III. The search for self --22. Architecture for a new world -- 23. Architectural art and the landscape of industry, 1800 - 1850 -- 24.The American experience -- 25.Victorian environments -- 26.The trials of modernism -- 27.Architecture and the state: interwar years -- 28.The ends of modernism -- 29.Designing the Fin-De-Siecle.

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