9780500343562-050034356X-A Chronology of Architecture: A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers

A Chronology of Architecture: A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers

ISBN-13: 9780500343562
ISBN-10: 050034356X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zukowsky, John
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500343562
ISBN-10: 050034356X
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Zukowsky, John
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Zukowsky, John wrote A Chronology of Architecture: A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers comprising 272 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 050034356X and 9780500343562. Since then A Chronology of Architecture: A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A fresh take on the history of architecture, using cultural timelines to reveal little-known connections between society, engineering, and design.

Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius defined architecture’s characteristics to include firmitas, utilitas, and venustas―essentially, structural integrity, usefulness, and beauty. Amazingly, all three Vitruvian characteristics can be found one way or another in most buildings and constructions from antiquity through the present.

A Chronology of Architecture is a groundbreaking survey that examines―together―engineering and architectural accomplishments. Sites are arranged within a sociocultural timeline that examines them in terms of historic events and trends, social change, economic developments, and technological innovations―factors that all helped shape architecture and engineering design solutions over millennia. The text is organized into seven chapters that chronicle these achievements and each chapter includes snappy “In Focus” sections that target sociocultural observations and technological developments related to particular sites and people.

A Chronology of Architecture is an invaluable and comprehensive overview of architecture’s history. This will be a wonderful resource for architecture lovers and for those who want to better understand the world around them.

300+ color illustrations
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