OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A History of Architecture (2nd International Edition)

ISBN : 9780195399837

Price(incl.tax): 
¥8,943
Author: 
Spiro Kostof; Gregory Castillo; Richard Tobias
Pages
800 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
235 x 280 mm
Pub date
Jun 2009
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When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture appeared in 1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece—one of the finest books on architecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic reference continues to bring to readers the full array of civilization's architectural achievements. Insightful, engagingly written, and graced with close to a thousand superb illustrations, the International Second Edition of this extraordinary volume offers a sweeping narrative that examines architecture as it reflects the social, economic, and technological aspects of human history. The scope of the book is astonishing. No mere survey of famous buildings, Kostof's History examines a surprisingly wide variety of man-made structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids of Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure a potential source of insight, whether it be prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

About the author: 

Spiro Kostof, University of California, Berkeley
 
Revisions by Gregory Castillo and Original Drawings by Richard Tobias

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