Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Ballantyne

Language: English

Pages: 152

ISBN: 0192801791

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach and instead gives us an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant-garde period. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day.

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