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The Resource A history of architecture in 100 buildings, Dan Cruickshank

A history of architecture in 100 buildings, Dan Cruickshank

Label
A history of architecture in 100 buildings
Title
A history of architecture in 100 buildings
Statement of responsibility
Dan Cruickshank
Title variation
History of architecture in one hundred buildings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Architecture is an all-embracing adventure without end. It is a story that can never be completed - not as long as mankind continues to build, to invent, to discover; it is the story told in this book. The history of architecture is also a history of many other things - of politics, economy, religion, of science, ecology and of art and culture generally - and so is essentially a history of the world. For architecture - in its forms and functions - is a very direct mirror of mankind's desires, concerns and aspirations. Journeying across the world, from Syria to Shrewsbury, Sudan to Southern Spain, Dan Cruickshank explores man's most impressive creations. Not only the bastions of defense and aggression; homes for the gods and the dead; temples of commerce and the arts; palaces to express taste, power and wealth; and shrines of science, of learning, knowledge and politics - but also of mammon and of physical and spiritual oppression and incarceration. Can an ignoble cause create great architecture, can a prison be a thing of beauty as well as of power? These are perennial philosophical questions this book seeks to answer. Ingeniously structured by theme, this book surveys civilization through the pioneers, visionaries, follies, ancients, rhetoric, scale, survivals and revivals of its greatest constructions. Together, the stories in this beautifully illustrated book offer a stupendous global cultural history - a history that is full of mystery and ripe for rediscovery
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
720.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of architecture in 100 buildings, Dan Cruickshank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-340) and index (pages 341-350)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pioneers -- Rhetoric (building with a message) -- Sacred -- Urban visions -- Big and beautiful -- Material matters -- Lost and found -- Glossary -- References -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgements
Control code
20427119
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781770855991
Lccn
2015487438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
1396934
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn920542390
  • (OCoLC)920542390
Label
A history of architecture in 100 buildings, Dan Cruickshank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-340) and index (pages 341-350)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Pioneers -- Rhetoric (building with a message) -- Sacred -- Urban visions -- Big and beautiful -- Material matters -- Lost and found -- Glossary -- References -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgements
Control code
20427119
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781770855991
Lccn
2015487438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
1396934
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn920542390
  • (OCoLC)920542390

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