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Architecture: From Prehistory to Post-Modernism : The Western Tradition Hardcover – Jan 1 1986


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  • Hardcover: 606 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall (January 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0130447021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130447029
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 22.6 x 4.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #749,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An update of an acclaimed survey of world architecture that is a much better read than its drab illustrations, dull layout and paucity of plans would suggest. Indeed, itÕs as hard to put down as it is to heft. The close analyses of Philip JohnsonÕs AT&T tower in New York and Norman FosterÕs HKSB tower in Hong Kong are brilliant, and the authors have the audacity to suggest that the high tech look of the one is as dishonest as the faux antique masonry of the other. This is an example of how the authors illuminate architectural history with concrete examples rather than windy generalizations. (Michael Webb is the book reviewer for LA Architect magazine.)
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Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity (2nd Edition) June 14 2002
By Michael Webb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
An update of an acclaimed survey of world architecture that is a much better read than its drab illustrations, dull layout and paucity of plans would suggest. Indeed, itÕs as hard to put down as it is to heft. The close analyses of Philip JohnsonÕs AT&T tower in New York and Norman FosterÕs HKSB tower in Hong Kong are brilliant, and the authors have the audacity to suggest that the high tech look of the one is as dishonest as the faux antique masonry of the other. This is an example of how the authors illuminate architectural history with concrete examples rather than windy generalizations. (Michael Webb is the book reviewer for LA Architect magazine.)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great vast amount of knowledge June 17 2000
By A. M. Rivlin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book contains the most comprehensive amout of Architectural infomation I have ever seen. I had to purchase this book for class and I would recommend it if you can find it... Not only can it help with studies a must own for regular knowledge.
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Good Sept. 18 2012
By Viva - Published on Amazon.com
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Cheap version , save tens bucks than the latest one. Content is almost the same , except several pages of pics.
I like it April 21 2014
By Motrin - Published on Amazon.com
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It is an excellent book.
It is very easy to read and comprehensive.
I like it, I recommend this book.
Best Architectural History Text Feb. 6 2013
By N. Serrano - Published on Amazon.com
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a classic architectural history text, this book maintains the critical analysis necessary to be a comprehensive resource for the serious student. Not the pretty pictures and fancy diagrams of more contemporary textbooks, but does that really matter?

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