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Buildings Across Time


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Introduction A Word about Drawings and Images 1. The Beginnings of Architecture Prehistoric Settlements and Megalith Constructions Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt 2. The Greek World The Aegean Cultures The Minoans The Mycenaeans Greece: The Archaic Period Greece: The Classical Period Greece: The Hellenistic Period Greek City Planning 3. The Architecture of Ancient India and Southeast Asia Religions of India Early Buddhist Shrines Hindu Temples 4. Traditional Architecture of China and Japan Chinese Architectural Principles Principles of City Planning Houses and Gardens Japanese Temple Architecture Japanese Houses and Castles Zen Buddhist Architecture and Its Derivatives 5. The Roman World Etruscan Imprints The Romans Building Techniques and Materials City Planning Temples Public Buildings Residences 6. Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture Early Christian Basilicas Martyria, Baptisteries, and Mausolea Byzantine Basilicas and Domed Basilicas Centrally Planned Byzantine Churches Churches in Russia 7. Islamic Architecture Early Shrines and Palaces Conception of the Mosque Regional Variations in Mosque Design Tombs Houses and Urban Patterns The Palace and the Garden 8. Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture Carolingian Architecture Viking Architecture Early Romanesque Architecture Romanesque Architecture of the Holy Roman Empire Pilgrimage Road Churches The Order of Cluny Aquitaine and Provence Cistercian Monasteries Norman Architecture 9. Gothic Architecture Early Gothic High Gothic English Gothic German, Czech, and Italian Gothic Medieval Construction Medieval Houses and Castles Medieval Cities 10. Indigenous Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas North America Mexico and Central America South America: The Andean World Africa 11. Renaissance Architecture Filippo Brunelleschi Michelozzo Bartolomeo and the Palazzo Medici Leone Battista Alberti Other Renaissance City Plans The Spread of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci Donato Bramante The Late Renaissance and Mannerism Michelangelo Andrea Palladio Palladio's Venice Garden Design The Renaissance in France The Renaissance in England 12. Baroque Architecture The Reformation and Counter Reformation Pope Sixtus V and the Replanning of Rome Gianlorenzo Bernini Francesco Borromini Urban Open Spaces in Baroque Rome The Spread of Baroque Architecture to Northern Italy The Baroque in Central Europe The Baroque in France Christopher Wren and the Baroque in England Nicholas Hawksmoor, Sir John VanBrugh, and James Gibbs 13. The Eighteenth Century The English Neo-Palladians The Return to Antiquity Robert Adam and William Chambers Etienne-Louis Boullee and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux French Architects and the Aggrandizement of the State Designs by the Pensionnaires French Architectural Education and the Ecole de Beaux Arts The Challenge of the Industrial Revolution Romanticism and the Picturesque The Romantic Landscape Picturesque Buildings 14. Nineteenth Century Developments Neo-Classicism The Gothic Revival The Ecole des Beaux-Arts Developments in Steel Architectural Applications of Iron and Steel Construction Skeletal Construction in Concrete and Wood The Arts and Crafts Movement Art Nouveau The Viennese Secession The Search for an American Style 15. The Twentieth Century and Modernism The Idea of a Modern Architecture Adolf Loos The Modern Masters Frank Lloyd Wright Peter Behrens and the Deutscher Werkbund Futurism and Constructivism Dutch and German Expressionism Art Deco De Stijl Exploiting the Potential of Concrete Le Corbusier Walter Gropius Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe The Weissenhof Siedlung and the International Style Later Work of Mies Van der Rohe Later Work of Frank Lloyd Wright Later Work of Le Corbusier The Continuation of Traditional Architecture 16. Modernisms in the Mid- and Late-Twentieth Century Alvar Aalto Eero Saarinen and His Office Louis I. Kahn Robert Venturi's Radical Counter-Proposal to Modernism Philip Johnson Charles Moore Michael Graves Robert A. M. Stern Deconstruction Perseverance of the Classical Tradition Modern Regionalism Modernism and Japan Form-Making in the United States Form-Making Elsewhere European Architecture and Technology Sustainable Design

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide Marian Moffett earned a B.Arch. at North Carolina State University (1971) and the M.Arch. and PhD. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1973 and 1975, respectively). She taught architectural history at he University of Tennessee from 1975 until her death in 2004 where she collaborated with Lawrence Wodehouse in producing exhibitions and catalogs on the architecture of the Tennessee Valley Authority and cantilever barns, as well as co-authoring A History of Western Architecture and East Tennessee Cantilever Barns. Her research included work on wooden architecture in eastern Europe and town planning in Tennessee. She was active with the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and has served as President of the UT Faculty Senate and as an academic administrator in the Office of the Provost. Lawrence Wodehouse was an Architecture professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from 1979 to 1993. Wodehouse worked as a professor of Architecture at the Pratt Institute in New York prior to coming to the University of Tennessee. Lawrence Wodehouse received his master's degree from Cornell in 1963 and his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University in 1980. His major research concentrations have been in 19th and 20th century architecture and also the vernacular architecture of East Tennessee. He has coauthored two books with Marian Moffett, The Cantilever Barn in East Tennessee, and also Built for the People of the United States: Fifty Years of TVA Architecture. Lawrence Wodehouse retired in the Spring of 1993 and died in 2002.

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