50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Know

Product Number: EB00630905
Released: Jan 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681447827
Publisher: Quercus
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Description

From the Pyramids of Giza to the Guggenheim, this lively guide explains the key concepts and inventions in architecture clearly and concisely. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment is shaped and created, readers will gain a new and informed appreciation for architecture, from the classical orders of Vitruvius-Doric, Ionic and Corinthian-to the most recent contemporary trends. Philip Wilkinson offers expert introductions to the most important architectural movements and styles throughout history, as well as describing some of the greatest architects' most important and representative works. So, if you've ever wondered when a building is just a building or art, or want to know more about Gothic vaults, trusses and arches, this is the perfect introduction.

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Author(s): Philip Wilkinson
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013

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