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A History of Architecture Settings and Rituals

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9780195083798

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0195083792
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Pub. Date:
8/31/1995
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Oxford University Press
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Summary

When the late Spiro Kostof's A History of Architecture first appeared in1985, it was universally hailed as a masterpiece - one of the finest books onarchitecture ever written. Now, updated and expanded, this classic referencecontinues to bring to readers the full array of civilization's architecturalachievements.Insightful, engagingly written and graced with close to a thousand superbillustrations, the Second Edition of this extraordinary volume offers a sweepingnarrative that examines architecture as it reflects the social, economic, andtechnological aspects of human history. Kostof examines a surprisingly widevariety of man-made structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids ofGiza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Kostofconsidered every building worthy of attention, every structure a potentialsource of insight, whether it be prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, orthe caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotelon the Las Vegas Strip.

Table of Contents

PART ONE A Place on Earth
The Study of What We Built
3(18)
The History of Architecture
3(4)
The Total Context of Architecture
7(14)
The Cave and the Sky: Stone Age Europe
21(22)
The Beginning
21(2)
Old Stone Age Architecture
23(1)
The Cave at Lascaux
23(3)
New Stone Age Architecture
26(6)
The Temples of Malta
32(5)
Stonehenge
37(6)
The Rise of the City: Architecture In Western Asia
43(24)
The Urban Revolution
43(1)
Stirrings of Urban Consciousness
44(6)
The Cities of Mesopotamia
50(17)
The Architecture of Ancient Egypt
67(24)
The Land of Egypt
67(4)
The Burial of Kings
71(8)
The Time of the Gods
79(9)
Survival of the Egyptian Temple
88(3)
Bronze Age Cities: The Aegean and Asia Minor
91(24)
Asia Minor
91(8)
Mycenaeans and Minoans
99(13)
The Closing of the Bronze Age
112(3)
The Greek Temple and ``Barbarian'' Alternatives
115(22)
The Passing of the Bronze Age
115(2)
The Emergence of Greece
117(3)
The Greek Temple
120(17)
Polis and Akropolis
137(24)
Athens and Her Empire
137(1)
The Shape of the Polis
138(8)
Athens---``The Eye of Greece,''
146(15)
The Hellenistic Realm
161(30)
The New Order
161(7)
The Hellenistic Temple
168(2)
Religious Settings
170(4)
The Noble Metropolis
174(17)
Rome: Caput Mundi
191(26)
Early Roman Architecture
191(3)
Components of a Roman Town: Pompeii
194(13)
The Look of Empire: Rome at the Millennium
207(10)
The World at Large: Roman Concurrences
217(28)
The Roman Cosmos
217(2)
Beyond the Empire
219(6)
The Other Ancient World
225(8)
A Continent Alone
233(12)
PART TWO Measuring Up
The Triumph of Christ
245(24)
The Turning Point: Third-Century Rome
245(8)
Housing the Kingdom of Heaven
253(7)
The Primacy of Constantinople
260(9)
The Mediterranean in the Early Middle Ages
269(26)
The Decline of the West
269(5)
Carolingian Restoration
274(10)
The Empire of Muhammed
284(11)
The Birth of Nations: Europe After Charles
295(28)
Europe from Charles to Otto
295(3)
The Eleventh Century
298(7)
The Romanesque Church
305(9)
Italian Counterpoint
314(9)
The French Manner
323(26)
The Romanesque and Opus Modernum
323(10)
Chartres
333(8)
Gothic Abroad
341(8)
The Urbanization of Europe, 1100--1300
349(26)
The City Returns
349(6)
Bourgeois Architecture, Public and Private
355(8)
An Urban Contrast: Cario and Florence
363(12)
Edges of Medievalism
375(28)
Florence at the Crossroads
375(1)
The City Center
376(10)
Europe in the Fourteenth Century
386(8)
Aging Traditions Abroad
394(9)
The Renaissance: Ideal and Fad
403(30)
The First Advance
403(9)
The Prince and the People: Patronage in Northern Italy
412(16)
The Italianate Craze
428(5)
Spain and the New World
433(20)
The American Scene
433(9)
The Spanish Scene
442(11)
Istanbul and Venice
453(32)
A Turkish Renaissance
454(14)
The Consummation of Venice
468(17)
The Popes as Planners: Rome, 1450--1650
485(26)
Making the City Whole
485(11)
``A Pasture for the Bodily Senses,''
496(15)
Absolutism and Bourgeoisie: European Architecture, 1600--1750
511(36)
The Roman Baroque
511(16)
France: The Grand Siecle
527(11)
The Face of Protestantism
538(9)
PART THREE The Search for Self
Architecture for a New World
547(24)
Europe in Ferment
547(6)
A World to Choose From
553(13)
Form and Reform
566(5)
Architectural Art and the Landscape Of Industry, 1800--1850
571(34)
A Matter of Styles
571(23)
The Iron Age
594(11)
The American Experience
605(30)
Colonial Dependence
607(10)
Architecture for a Nation
617(12)
Greece for All Seasons
629(6)
Victorian Environments
635(34)
The Gilded Age
635(12)
Victorian America
647(22)
The Trials of Modernism
669(26)
Urban Choices
669(11)
Towards a Twentieth-Century Architecture
680(15)
Architecture and the State: Interwar Years
695(26)
The 1920s
695(12)
The Other Side
707(10)
The Language of Power
717(4)
The Ends of Modernism
721(24)
Reconstruction
721(3)
Postwar America
724(21)
Designing the Fin-De-Siecle
745(18)
Success and Failure
745(3)
Recovering the Past
748(15)
Illustration Credits 763(4)
Glossary 767(9)
Index 776


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