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A History of Western Architecture,

Fifth Edition

By David Watkin

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in; 720 pp;
Paperback
September 2011
ISBN 9781856697903
ISBN10 1856697908

SKU# 9781856697903

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In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century.
A History of Western Architecture,


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A History of Western Architecture,

In his highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this fifth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments.

 

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7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in; 720 pp;
Paperback
September 2011
ISBN 9781856697903
ISBN10 1856697908
David Watkin is Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written many books, including Morality and Architecture Revisited and Sir John Soane (1996), and is a leading authority on Classicism and its successive renewals in architecture.