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A History of Western Architecture : 5th Edition - David Watkin

A History of Western Architecture

5th Edition

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In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this fifth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments.

About the Author

David Watkin is Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written many books, among them: Morality and Architecture Revisited and Sir John Soane (1996), and is a leading authority on Classicism and its successive renewals in architecture.

Changes for the 5th edition: - New jacket - Revised introduction and updated endmatter - An entirely new final chapter on twenty-first century architecture which brings the history right up to the present day - The final chapter discusses key themes in recent 21st century architecture, such as sustainability and the wide variety of styles in current architecture and the dramatic buildings designed using the latest CAD techniques

ISBN: 9781856697903
ISBN-10: 1856697908
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st September 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.92
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised