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Understanding Architecture: A Guide to Architectural Styles
 

Understanding Architecture: A Guide to Architectural Styles (Hardback)

By Mattinson, Lindsay

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If you don't know your Baroque from your Rococo, or the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or where Modernism ends and Postmodernism begins, then don't fear, you're not alone. Understanding Architecture will reveal all. From the ancient world to the present day, from me... read full description below.

ISBN 9781782747482
Barcode 9781782747482
Published 16 May 2019 by Amber Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781782747482
ISBN-10 1782747486
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amber Books Ltd
Imprint Amber Books Ltd
Publication Date 16 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mattinson, Lindsay
Category History of Art
Architecture
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 227mm
Height: 297mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Architecture - History
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 720
Catalogue Code 980517

Description of this Book

If you don't know your Baroque from your Rococo, or the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or where Modernism ends and Postmodernism begins, then don't fear, you're not alone. Understanding Architecture will reveal all. From the ancient world to the present day, from medieval Cambodian temples to Paris metro stations, from American shotgun shacks to colonial villas, fascist grandeur to the latest ecologically friendly structures, the book expertly guides the reader through the world's different architectural styles. Arranged chronologically, over two spreads a major building is used to illustrate a particular style - King's College Chapel, Cambridge for Perpendicular Gothic, the Palace of Versailles for Baroque, the Chrysler Building for Art Deco. Each entry is illustrated with both general view photographs and close-ups, accompanied by accessible text explaining the major features of the style. Each chapter also offers a general cultural background to the major architectural movements, putting them into historical context. From Gothic cathedrals to the Gothic Revival, Swiss chalet style to the Chicago school, stone to brick to concrete, Understanding Architecture is an excellent introduction to architecture and its place in the politics, religion, social values and science of thousands of years of different peoples.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Lindsay studied at Cape Town University in South Africa, and after graduation she joined an architectural practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She subsequently moved to a firm based in London, UK. Her work has taken her around Europe and South Asia designing buildings for large clients. Lindsay currently lives and works on the Isle of Wight where she runs her own architectural practice, Mattinson Associates Ltd.

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