Understanding Architecture : Its Elements, History, and Meaning (3TH)

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Understanding Architecture : Its Elements, History, and Meaning (3TH)

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This widely acclaimed, beautifully illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, including essays on non-Western traditions. The expanded book vividly examines the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in ways that are both accessible and engaging.Significant features of the third edition include: Increased global coverage, with new essays on Africa, Japan, China, India, Islamic architecture, and the architecture of the Americas. A new chapter covering twenty-first century architecture. Updated coverage of sustainable and green architecture and its impact on design. Revised historical survey and expanded and illustrated timeline. Thoroughly revised and expanded art program, including more than 650 black and white images?135 new to this edition, and more than 200 line art drawings created by author Leland Roth. A new 32-page, full color insert features more than 50 new color images.Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: The Elements of Architecture and The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive and clearly written, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of architecture.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations                              xi
Preface xxxv
Introduction 1 (8)
Part I The Elements of Architecture
1 Architecture: The Art of Shaping of Space 9 (12)
2 "Commoditie": Building Functions 21 (12)
Function, 22 (11)
3 "Firmeness": Structure, or How Does the 33 (36)
Building Stand Up?
Elements of the Oldest Architecture, 36 (3)
The Elements of Lithic (Stone) Structure: 39 (3)
The Post and Lintel,
The Classical Orders, 42 (2)
Structural Frames, 44 (2)
The Arch, 46 (1)
Vaults, 47 (1)
Domes, 48 (5)
Trusses, 53 (1)
Space Frames and Geodesic Domes, 54 (1)
Shells, 54 (2)
Suspension Structures, 56 (9)
Building Technology and Risk, 65 (1)
Structure as Cultural Expression, 66 (3)
4 "Delight": Seeing Architecture 69 (34)
Visual Perception, 69 (6)
Proportion, 75 (1)
Scale, 76 (3)
Rhythm, 79 (3)
Texture, 82 (5)
Light, 87 (1)
Color, 87 (4)
Ugliness, 91 (1)
Ornament, 91 (12)
5 Architecture and Sound 103 (14)
Hearing Buildings, 103 (1)
Sound: Focusing and Dispersing, 104 (1)
Sound: Lingering and Echoing, 105 (2)
Shaping Early Church Music, 107 (4)
The Synchronous Development of Orchestras 111 (6)
and Orchestral Halls,
6 Architecture: Part of the Natural 117 (18)
Environment
Buildings, Sun, and Heat, 117 (9)
Buildings and the Wind, 126 (5)
The Chemistry of Buildings, 131 (4)
7 The Architect: From High Priest to 135 (18)
Profession
8 Architecture, Memory, and Economics 153 (7)
Economics and Historic Preservation, 153 (7)
Chronology 160 (5)
Part II The History and Meaning of Architecture
9 The Beginnings of Architecture: From Caves 165 (22)
to Cities
Early Hominids, 165 (2)
Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens, 167 (4)
Neolithic Dwellings and Structures, 171 (6)
Western European Megaliths, 177 (5)
From Villages to Cities, 182 (3)
The Invention of Architecture, 185 (2)
10 The Architecture of Mesopotamia and 187 (32)
Ancient Egypt
Mesopotamia: The Land Between the Rivers, 187 (7)
Egypt: The Gift of the Nile, 194 (1)
The Landscape of Egypt, 194 (2)
The Culture of Egypt, 196 (2)
Egyptian History, 198 (2)
Egyptian Funerary Architecture, 200 (6)
Egyptian Tombs, 206 (1)
The Temple of Amon at Karnak and Other 207 (5)
Egyptian Temples,
Egyptian Villages and Houses, 212 (3)
Late Egyptian Architecture, 215 (2)
An Architecture for Eternity, 217 (2)
11 Greek Architecture 219 (30)
The Geography of Greece, 219 (1)
Minoan and Mycenaean Greece, 220 (4)
The Greek Character, 224 (1)
The Greek Polis, 225 (1)
Greek City Planning, 226 (4)
Domestic Architecture, 230 (1)
Public Buildings, 230 (4)
The Greek Temple, 234 (10)
Hellenistic Architecture, 244 (3)
An Architecture of Excellence, 247 (2)
12 Roman Architecture 249 (26)
Roman History, 249 (2)
The Roman Character, 251 (1)
Roman Religion and the Roman Temple, 252 (2)
Roman Urban Planning, 254 (3)
The Enclosure and Manipulation of Space, 257 (6)
Domestic Architecture, 263 (3)
Public Buildings, 266 (6)
Later Roman "Baroque" Architecture, 272 (1)
An Architecture of Universality, 272 (3)
Essay 1: Indian Architecture 275 (8)
13 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture 283 (24)
The Transformation of the Roman Empire, 283 (2)
Early Christian Architecture, 285 (8)
The Movement of Peoples, 293 (2)
Monasticism, 295 (1)
Byzantine Architecture, 295 (10)
An Architecture of Heaven, 305 (2)
Essay 2: Islamic Architecture 307 (8)
Islamic Architecture and the West, 307 (1)
Islam Develops, 307 (1)
The Mosque, 308 (1)
Secular Islamic Buildings, 309 (2)
Islamic Architecture in Spain, 311 (1)
Islamic Architecture in India, 312 (3)
14 Medieval Architecture 315 (50)
The Early Middle Ages, 316 (21)
The High Middle Ages: Gothic Architecture, 337 (28)
15 Renaissance Architecture 365 (44)
Italy in the Fifteenth Century, 365 (2)
The Renaissance Patron, 367 (1)
Humanism, 367 (1)
Roman Building Scale Re-achieved: 368 (3)
Brunelleschi's Dome,
Vitruvius and Ideal Form, 371 (2)
Brunelleschi and Rationally Ordered Space, 373 (4)
Idealized Forms and the Centrally Planned 377 (2)
Church,
Alberti's Latin Cross Churches, 379 (2)
Bramante and the New Saint Peter's, Rome, 381 (7)
Residential Architecture: Merchant Prince 388 (5)
Palaces,
Mannerism: Renaissance Perfection in Play, 393 (1)
The Palazzo del Te, 394 (3)
Late Italian Renaissance Gardens, 397 (3)
The Renaissance Exported, 400 (6)
An Architecture of Humanist Ideals, 406 (3)
Essay 3: Ancient Architecture in the Americas 409 (6)
Central America, 409 (6)
16 Baroque and Rococo Architecture 415 (40)
An Architecture for the Senses, 416 (1)
Baroque Churches in Rome, 417 (1)
An Architecture of Emotional Power, 418 (4)
The Central Plan Modified: Bernini's 422 (2)
Churches,
Borromini's Churches, 424 (5)
Guarini's Churches, 429 (2)
Baroque Scale, 431 (3)
French Baroque: Versailles, 434 (4)
English Baroque, 438 (4)
The Baroque Staircase, 442 (5)
Rococo Architecture: The End of the Baroque, 447 (6)
An Architecture of Artifice, 453 (2)
Essay 4: Chinese Architecture 455 (8)
17 The Origins of Modernism: Architecture in 463 (34)
the Age of Enlightenment, 1720-1790
The Emergence of Art and Architectural 466 (3)
History,
A Rational Architecture: Sainte-Genevieve, 469 (1)
Paris,
"Speaking Architecture," 470 (2)
Designing the City, 472 (11)
The English Garden: "Consult the Genius of 483 (6)
the Place",
Eclecticism and the Architecture of 489 (3)
Revolutions,
The Industrial Revolution, 492 (1)
An Architecture of Rationality, 493 (4)
Essay 5: Japanese Architecture 497 (8)
18 The Roots of Modernism: The Nineteenth 505 (44)
Century
Neoclassicism, 506 (3)
The Gothic Revival, 509 (3)
Egyptian Revival, 512 (4)
Creative Eclecticism, 516 (5)
The Architecture of the New Industrialism, 521 (4)
Industry and Urban Growth, 525 (6)
Reaction to the Machine, 531 (6)
Academic Eclecticism and The ノcole des 537 (12)
Beaux-Arts,
Essay 6: African Architecture 549 (8)
19 Versions of Modern Architecture, 1914-1970 557 (52)
An Architecture of Its Own Time, 557 (4)
Creative Eclecticism (Redux), 561 (2)
National Romanticism, 563 (3)
Modernism: Phase One, 1914-1940, 566 (2)
A Counter-Architecture to Rationalism: 568 (3)
German Expressionism in the 1920's,
Functional Utilitarianism and the Rise of 571 (11)
International Modernism,
Modernism: Phase Two, 1945-1970, 582 (2)
Modernism: Form Follows Function-or the 584 (19)
Other Way Around?,
Brutalism: The Rough Edge of Modernism, 603 (2)
An Architecture of Perfect Function: 605 (4)
Success or Failure?,
20 The Expansion of Modernism: From the 609 (48)
Twentieth Century into the Twenty-First
Postmodernism Emerges, 611 (28)
Late Modernism or Neo-Modernism, 639
Sculpted (Shaped) Modernism, 630 (2)
High Tech, 632 (1)
Megastructures, 633 (3)
Offices Above the Clouds, 636 (3)
The International Architect, 639 (2)
Resurgent Expressionism, 641 (3)
Deconstructivism, 644 (3)
Critical Regionalism, 647 (5)
Building Communities, 652 (5)
21 Into the Twenty-First Century 657 (32)
Suggested Readings 689
Notes 685 (26)
Glossary 711 (14)
Index 725