Travels in the History of Architecture

Travels in the History of Architecture


Mies van der Rohe, grasp of contemporary structure, declared that “Architecture begins in the event you rigorously placed bricks together.” In Travels within the historical past of Architecture, well known architectural author Robert Harbison takes a more in-depth examine those bricks, delivering an enticing and concise better half to the good subject matters and aesthetic hobbies in structure from antiquity to the current day.

Travels within the historical past of Architecture beings its trip with the nice temples of the Egyptians and the shrines of Classical Greece and Rome after which presents an entire survey of structure during the modern. each one bankruptcy of this dynamic and approachable quantity makes a speciality of a stream in architectural heritage, together with Byzantine, Baroque, Mannerism, Historicism, Functionalism, and Deconstruction. detailed to this paintings is Harbison’s wide-ranging technique, which attracts on references and examples outdoor of architecture—from literature, artwork, sculpture, and history—to additional illustrate and contextualize the subjects and ideas of every interval. for instance, the trip writing of Pausanias illustrates the monuments of old Greece,  a poem in compliment of marble ornament unearths how the developers of the cathedral of Hagia Sophia considered their construction, and a French rococo portray speaks to the that means at the back of the layout of the English panorama garden.

Original, but authoritative, Travels within the historical past of Architecture may be in an crucial advisor for everybody curious to grasp extra in regards to the world’s most famed buildings, in addition to for college kids of paintings and architectural heritage looking a definitive introduction.

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