This is an easy to use guide to a wide range of architectural styles, from classical times through to the post-modern era. For each style there is a definition, an introduction to the topic, a list of key architects, keywords, and key works as well as suggestions of other styles you might be interested in.
Isms: Understanding Architecture is a must for anyone interested in architecture and wanting to know more - whether they be sightseers, visitors to historic buildings or more knowledgeable connoisseurs.
A new edition of the original bestselling title, Isms: Understanding Architecture now includes four brand new chapters covering Performatism, Ornamentalism, Giganticism and Bioclimatism.
Jeremy Melvin is senior lecturer in the history of architecture at South Bank University, and guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge, the Architectural Association, ETH Zurich and many other schools. He has also written several books.
4 new chapters: Performatism, Ornamentalism, Giganticism and Bioclimatism