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The Architecture of Luxury (Ashgate Studies in Architecture) [Kindle Edition]

Annette Condello

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Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America and the United States, this book traces the myths and application of luxury within architecture, interiors and designed landscapes. Spanning from antiquity to the modern era, it sets out six historical categories of luxury - and relates these to the built and unbuilt environment, taking different cultural contexts and historical periods into consideration. It studies some of the ethical questions raised by the nature of luxury in architecture and discusses whether architectural luxury is an unqualified benefit or something which should only be present within strict limits.

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About the Author

Dr Annette Condello is a Lecturer in Architecture at Curtin University, Australia.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7772 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Ashgate; New edition edition (28 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K19GA9U
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