World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History

ISBN-13: 9780195139570

ISBN-10: 0195139577

Author: Richard Ingersoll, Spiro Kostof

Edition: 1

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Oxford University Press
Paperback 992 pages
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Acknowledged author Richard Ingersoll wrote World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History comprising 992 pages back in 2012. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0195139577 and 9780195139570. Since then World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $1.31 or rent at the marketplace.


Spiro Kostof's groundbreaking work, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, helped to reshape the study of architectural history. His book extended beyond the discussion of great monuments to find connections with ordinary dwellings, urbanism, and different cultures from around the world. World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History is an entirely new, student-friendly text by Richard Ingersoll. Building on Kostof's global vision and social context, Ingersoll integrates extensive coverage of world and contemporary architecture in order to provide the most comprehensive survey in the field. Presented chronologically, each chapter now focuses on three unique architectural cultures, which gives instructors the flexibility to choose which traditions are the most relevant to their courses. The text also provides students with numerous pedagogical tools, including timelines, comparative maps, a glossary, and text boxes devoted to social factors and specific issues in technology and philosophy. The result is a comprehensive method for understanding and appreciating the history, cultural significance, and beauty of architecture from around the world.

** Stunning full-color visuals: More than 800 color photographs, hundreds of original graphics, architectural drawings, and maps, and meticulous diagrams demonstrate how classic buildings were created

** Helpful learning and study tools: New timelines, chapter introductions, text boxes with fascinating case studies, bibliographies, review questions, and a glossary help students identify key information and better prepare them for exams and class assignments

** Free Instructor's Resource CD: PowerPoints and 80% of the 1200 photos and architectural drawings from the text

** Free companion website resources ( Chapter summaries, review questions, self-exams, and Google Earth maps with the location of key structures further enhance the text