Architectura: Elements of Architectural Style

Architectura: Elements of Architectural Style

By: Robert Harbison (author), J. Philip Gruen (author), Rumiko Handa (author), Lisa Richardson Elkins (author), Sue Harris (author), How How (author), Oya Demirbilek (author), Nur Demirbilek (author), Komisar Komisar (author), Miles Lewis (editor_in_chief)Hardback

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By tracing the development of particular structures and building components from around the world and throughout history, Architectura presents a unique overview of the history of architecture and building. The text explores the social and cultural contexts surrounding the basic building forms, as well the means of constructing buildings. The book explains the technical achievements of builders, architects, and engineers; describes the diverse aesthetics of particular periods and movements; and celebrates the beauty and majesty of the world's greatest buildings. In addition, the book is exquisitely produced, and feature technical drawings, diagrams, awe-inspiring photographs, and original illustrations; it is fully authoritative, featuring contributions from a range of academics and experts from around the world. In short, it will suit both the professional and general readers, as well as presenting an attractive gift purchase.

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Miles Lewis is an architectural historian with a special interest in the cultural history of building technology, prefabrication, and vernacular architecture. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Comite International d'Architecture Vernaculaire, a Fellow of the International Advisory Council of the Royal Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a Member of the Order of Australia, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Publications include Victorian Primitive, Don John of Balaclava, The Essential Maldon, Two Hundred Years of Concrete in Australia, Victorian Churches, Melbourne the City's History, Suburban Backlash, and numerous articles and papers on architectural and building history, urban conservation, urban renewal and housing policy, as well as numerous addresses at international conferences on various aspects of architecture. Dr. Oya Demirbilek BID and MSc BldSci METU; PhD Bilkent; PhD Marmara University, Grad. Cert. in UL&T UNSW. Industrial Design Program Head at the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales - Australia Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek BArch, MArch, PhD in BldSci METU Associate Professor in Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology - Australia Adjunct Assistant Professor Lisa Richardson Elkins, BArch, Ball State Univ; MArch University College London Currently teaching undergraduate architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she has been designing architecture and furniture professionally for more than ten years, and has experience in Chicago, San Francisco, and London. In 2006 she founded 2 point perspective, inc., a design firm specializing in environmentally responsible architecture, interiors, and furniture design. She is accredited by the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Assistant Professor J. Philip Gruen, BA (Art History/Criticism), University of California, San Diego; MA (History of Architecture and Art), University of Illinois - Chicago; PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley Associate Professor Rumiko Handa, BArch University of Tokyo, MArch, MS Arch, Ph.D University of Pennsylvania Robert Harbison teaches at London Metropolitan University, where he heads the MA in Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation. He is the author of many books on architecture and wider cultural themes, including Eccentric Spaces, The Built the Unbuilt and the Unbuildable, Reflections on Baroque and a forthcoming History of Western Architecture. Sue Harris is educated in architecture, welfare work and language in Sydney and Canada where she lived and worked for many years. Sue has spent most of her career working with architects specializing in managing and administering the process. Chris How BSc (Civil Engineering), London University; MSc Weald & Downland Museum of Buildings through Bournemouth University Dr June Diana Komisar, BA, Clark University; MArch, Yale University; Ph.D University of Michigan; RA, AIA, RAIC Ron Powell was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. As an architecture student, he worked on the Sydney Opera House. Following further qualifications in landscape architecture, Ron worked on major public open spaces including Sydney's Darling Harbour and Bicentennial Park. He is currently overseeing the conservation of Sydney's 19th century sandstone buildings.

Contents

Architectura: Elements of Architectural Style Table of Contents Pages Words Page 1 - 1 Half Title 1 Pages 2 - 3 Title Page 2 Pages 4 - 5 Imprint 2 Pages 6 - 7 Contributors 2 Pages 8 - 9 Contents 2 Pages 10 - 11 Foreword 2 Pages 12 - 13 Introduction Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 14 - 19 Architecture-An Overview 6 2700 Pages 20 - 27 The Development of Architecture. A history of architecture, from prehistoric shelters to computer-aided design. 8 3600 Pages 28 - 29 Feature: A Timeline of Architectural History 2 900 Pages 30 - 37 Elements of Architecture. A survey of the issues of form, function, and design in architecture. 8 3600 Pages 38 - 45 Buildings and Their Forms. The basic shapes of buildings, and the main types of structure, from homes to factories and bridges, and from churches to theaters and palaces. 8 3600 Pages 46 - 47 Materials and Techniques Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 48 - 49 Natural Resources 2 900 Pages 50 - 53 Grasses and Timber 4 1800 Pages 54 - 55 Earth and Brick 2 900 Pages 56 - 57 Feature: Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali 2 900 Pages 58 - 61 Stone and Masonry 4 1800 Pages 62 - 63 Feature: Pyramids of Giza, Egypt 2 900 Pages 64 - 67 Iron 4 1800 Pages 68 - 71 Steel 4 1800 Pages 72 - 73 Feature: Manhattan Skyscrapers, New York, United States 2 900 Pages 74 - 77 Concrete 4 1800 Pages 78 - 79 Feature: Centennial Hall, Wroclaw, Poland 2 900 Pages 80 - 81 Glass 2 900 Pages 82 - 85 High-tech Materials 4 1800 Pages 86 - 87 From the Ground Up Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 88 - 91 Foundations 4 1800 Pages 92 - 93 Caves and Chambers 2 900 Pages 94 - 95 Cellars 2 900 Pages 96 - 97 Feature: Catacombs, Rome, Italy 2 900 Pages 98 - 99 Tunnels 2 900 Pages 100 - 101 Feature: London Underground, United Kingdom 2 900 Pages 102 - 103 Piles 2 900 Pages 104 - 105 Query: Feature: Taipei 101, Taiwan 2 900 Pages 106 - 107 Putting Up Walls Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 108 - 111 Forces and Resistance 4 1800 Pages 112 - 115 Timber Walls 4 1800 Pages 116 - 119 Stone By Stone 4 1800 Pages 120 - 121 Feature: Machu Picchu, Peru 2 900 Pages 122 - 123 Defensive Walls 2 900 Pages 124 - 125 Feature: Great Wall of China 2 900 Pages 126 - 129 Brick By Brick 4 1800 Pages 130 - 131 Feature: Isfahan (Esfahan), Iran 2 900 Pages 132 - 135 Frameworks 4 1800 Pages 136 - 137 Feature: Steel-framed High-rise Buildings, Chicago, United States 2 900 Pages 138 - 139 Glass Curtains 2 900 Pages 140 - 141 Cladding 2 900 Pages 142 - 143 Feature: Frank Gehry 2 900 Pages 144 - 145 Entranceways Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 146 - 149 Doorways 4 1800 Pages 150 - 151 Feature: Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence, Italy 2 900 Pages 152 - 153 Gates 2 900 Pages 154 - 155 Drawbridges 2 900 Pages 156 - 157 Portals 2 900 Pages 158 - 159 Porticoes 2 900 Pages 160 - 161 Facades 2 900 Pages 162 - 163 Feature: Opera Garnier, Paris, France 2 900 Pages 164 - 165 Taking the Strain Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 166 - 169 Post and Beam 4 1800 Pages 170 - 171 Feature: Stonehenge, United Kingdom 2 900 Pages 172 - 175 Columns 4 1800 Pages 176 - 179 The Classical Orders 4 1800 Pages 180 - 181 Feature: Parthenon, Athens, Greece 2 900 Pages 182 - 183 Colonnades 2 900 Pages 184 - 185 Feature: Palmyra, Syria 2 900 Pages 186 - 189 Beams and Entablature 4 1800 Pages 190 - 191 Feature: Kenzo Tange 2 900 Pages 192 - 193 Trusses and Girders 2 900 Pages 194 - 195 Bridging the Gaps Opener (double-page pic). 2 50 Pages 196 - 197 Constructing an Arch 2 900 Pages 198 - 199 Feature: Pont du Gard, Nimes, France 2 900 Pages 200 - 203 Arches 4 1800 Pages 204 - 205 Monumental Arches 2 900 Pages 206 - 207 Barrel and Cross Vaults 2 900 Pages 208 - 209 Feature: Hassan Fathy 2 900 Pages 210 - 211 Ribbed Vaults 2 900 Pages 212 - 213 Feature: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom 2 900 Pages 214 - 217 Buttresses 4 1800 Pages 218 - 219 Feature: Beauvais Cathedral, France 2 900 Pages 220 - 223 Domes 4 1800 Pages 224 - 225 Feature: The Pantheon, Rome, Italy 2 900 Pages 226 - 227 Pendentives 2 900 Pages 228 - 229 Feature: Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey 2 900 Pages 230 - 231 Geodesic Domes 2 900 Pages 232 - 233 Tensile Structures 2 900 Pages 234 - 235 Feature: Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany 2 900 Pages 236 - 237 Across the Rooftops Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 238 - 241 Flat Roofs 4 1800 Pages 242 - 243 Feature: Saqqara, Egypt 2 900 Pages 244 - 247 Sloping Roofs 4 1800 Pages 248 - 249 Eaves 2 900 Pages 250 - 251 Guttering 2 900 Pages 252 - 253 Gables 2 900 Pages 254 - 255 Feature: Castle of the White Heron, Himeji, Japan 2 900 Pages 256 - 257 Thatching 2 900 Pages 258 - 259 Tiles 2 900 Pages 260 - 261 Feature: Sydney Opera House, Australia 2 900 Pages 262 - 263 Slates 2 900 Pages 264 - 265 Sheeting 2 900 Pages 266 - 267 Feature: Glenn Murcutt 2 900 Pages 268 - 269 Coatings 2 900 Pages 270 - 271 Turrets 2 900 Pages 272 - 273 Bell Towers 2 900 Pages 274 - 275 Spires 2 900 Pages 276 - 277 Minarets 2 900 Pages 278 - 279 Scaling the Heights Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 280 - 281 Ramps 2 900 Pages 282 - 283 Feature: Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Iraq 2 900 Pages 284 - 285 Steps 2 900 Pages 286 - 287 Feature: Tikal, Guatemala 2 900 Pages 288 - 289 Balustrades 2 900 Pages 290 - 291 Staircases 2 900 Pages 292 - 293 Feature: Laurentian Library, Florence, Italy 2 900 Pages 294 - 295 Elevators 2 900 Pages 296 - 297 Escalators 2 900 Pages 298 - 299 Comfort and Light Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 300 - 301 Natural Light 2 900 Pages 302 - 305 Types of Windows 4 1800 Pages 306 - 309 Glass Windows 4 1800 Pages 310 - 311 Stained and Decorated Glass 2 900 Pages 312 - 313 Feature: Chartres Cathedral, France 2 900 Pages 314 - 317 Lighting 4 1800 Pages 318 - 319 Ventilation and Cooling 2 900 Pages 320 - 321 The Art of Ornamentation Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 322 - 323 Carvings 2 900 Pages 324 - 325 Colored Stone 2 900 Pages 326 - 327 Feature: Mezquita, Cordoba, Spain 2 900 Pages 328 - 329 Inlays 2 900 Pages 330 - 331 Feature: Taj Mahal, Agra, India 2 900 Pages 332 - 333 Tiles 2 900 Pages 334 - 335 Feature: Alhambra, Granada, Spain 2 900 Pages 336 - 337 Pilasters 2 900 Pages 338 - 339 Statues 2 900 Pages 340 - 341 Paint 2 900 Pages 342 - 343 Frescoes and Friezes 2 900 Pages 344 - 345 Feature: Residenz, Wurzburg, Germany 2 900 Pages 346 - 347 Stencils 2 900 Pages 348 - 349 Finishing Touches Opener (double-page pic) 2 50 Pages 350 - 351 Floors 2 900 Pages 352 - 353 Paneling 2 900 Pages 354 - 355 Feature: Palace of Fontainebleau, France 2 900 Pages 356 - 357 Plasterwork 2 900 Pages 358 - 359 Cabinetry 2 900 Pages 360 - 361 Ironmongery 2 900 Pages 362 - 363 Details 2 900 Pages 364 - 365 Feature: Charles Rennie Mackintosh 2 900 Pages 366 - 367 Reference Section Opener (double-page pic) 2 Pages 368 - 377 Glossary of Architectural Terms 10 Pages 378 - 383 Chronological Index of Periods, Styles, and Movements 6 Pages 384 - 399 General Index 16 Pages 400 - 400 Acknowledgments 1 400

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780711229723
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780711229723
  • ISBN10: 0711229724

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