...isms: Understanding Architecture

...isms: Understanding Architecture

by JeremyMelvin (Author)


This is an easy to use guide to a wide range of architectural styles, from classical times up through the post-modern era. For each style there is a definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key architects, key words, and key works as well as suggestions of other styles you might be interested in. This book is a must for anyone who is interested in architecture - whether they be sightseers, visitors to historic buildings or the more knowledgeable connoisseur.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Published: 03 Oct 2005

ISBN 10: 0713674741
ISBN 13: 9780713674743
Book Overview: handy, ready reference guide to architectural movements competitive price attractive format highly illustrated nothing else quite like it available companion volume to ...isms Understanding Art

Media Reviews
From Shintoism to imperialism, this book examines and explains the world's great structures. Wanderlust (Feb 2006) '..the best value short guide to architecture this reviewer can recall...Any student would benefit from having this on their shelf.' The Atchitectural Review (2006)
Author Bio
Jeremy Melvin is senior lecturer in the History of Architecture at South Bank University, and guest lecturer at Cambridge, Architectural Association, ETH Zurich and other schools. He has also written a number of other books.