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What is the difference between a Doric and an Ionic column? How does a flying buttress work? What are the guiding principles of modern architecture? How does restoration differ from conservation? If you've ever wanted to know the answers to these questions - or wondered when a building is just a building and when it is art - then 50 Architecture Ideas You Really Need to Know will provide you with the perfect introduction to the world of architecture. Exploring the myriad ways in which the built environment has been shaped and created throughout history, Philip Wilkinson explains the key concepts and ideas in architecture clearly and concisely. Including throughout his authoritative and engaging narrative are expert introductions to the most significant architectural movements throughout history and to the most important and representative works of the greatest architects. Spanning architecture's earliest roots in ancient Greece, the revolutionary developments of the late 19th century, and the sculptural forms of the expressionists, through to the pared-down, concrete-and-glass buildings of the International Style, and - more recently - the irony and allusion seen in postmodernism, and the very latest directions of today's green architecture, this essential guide offers a new and informed understanding of architecture and an appreciation of its profound impact on the world in which we live.
The orders. Roman engineering. Gothic. Renaissance. Palladianism. Baroque. The Grand Tour. Industrial architecture. Taste. Rococo. Genius loci. The picturesque. Neoclassicism. Reason. Orientalism. Restoration. Revivalism. Prefabrication. Beaux-arts. Arts and Crafts. Conservation. The City Beautiful. Art Nouveau. Garden City. Skyscraper. Futurism. Expressionism. De Stijl. Constructivism. Bauhaus. The International Style. Minimalism. Art Deco. Organic architecture. Dymaxion design. Segregated planning. Heritage. Brutalism. Neorationalism. Archigram. Metabolist architecture. Townscape. Structuralism. Regionalism. Postmodernism. Contemporary classicism. High-tech. Alternative architecture. Deconstructivism. Green architecture.
I like this book because it is concise, to the point and kept my interest. I think I will be using it for quick reference for a long time to come.Published 8 months ago by Mrs. I. E. Lintern
Good book to introduce you to the history and technicalities of architecture, to prompt ideas, make you see things differently, without overwhelming you.Published 13 months ago by Sarah Fox
a good book for those starting out in construction or building related subjects. it gives you a nice, compact overview of a lot of topics in an easily digestible manner.Published 13 months ago by comic.nerd
Whilst I've not completed reading the book what i have read to date is worthwhile.
The diagrams are well drawn and text informative.