'Takes on Banister Fletcher on his own ground and beats him hollow with a combination of lucid, well informed text and pictures ...the images make browsing a pleasure ...if I were teaching a survey course of architectural history, I would choose this as the course book' - "Art Quarterly". Updated and improved for the new edition, this is a core student text with course adoptions around the world. This book comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. This text encourages readers to examine the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social and technological contexts are discussed.
Michael Fazio is emeritus professor of architecture at Mississippi State University. The late Marian Moffett taught architectural history at the University of Tennessee. Her publications include A History of Western Architecture (1989), with Lawrence Wodehouse. Lawrence Wodehouse, also deceased, taught architectural history at the University of Dundee and various American universities. His many books included British Architects, 1840 to 1976 (1978) and White of McKim, Mead, and White
Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 - The Beginnings of Architecture; Chapter 2 - The Greek World; Chapter 3 - The Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia; Chapter 4 - Traditional Architecture of China and Japan; Chapter 5 - The Roman World; Chapter 6 - Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture; Chapter 7 - Islamic Architecture; Chapter 8 - Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture; Chapter 9 - Gothic Architecture; Chapter 10 - Indigenous Architecture in the Americas and Africa; Chapter 11 - Renaissance Architecture; Chapter 12 - Baroque Architecture; Chapter 13 - The Eighteenth Century; Chapter 14 - Nineteenth-Century Developments; Chapter 15 - The Twentieth Century and Modernism; Chapter 16 - Modernisms in the Twenty-First Century and beyond; Glossary; Bibliography (annotated); Picture Credits; Index.