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The Resource Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, (electronic resource)

Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, (electronic resource)

Label
Architecture since 1400
Title
Architecture since 1400
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" The first global history of architecture to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes, Architecture since 1400 is unprecedented in its range, approach, and insight. From Tenochtitlan's Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown's suburban tract housing and the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, its coverage includes the world's most celebrated structures and spaces along with many examples of more humble vernacular buildings. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 photographs, plans, and interiors, this book presents key moments and innovations in architectural modernity around the globe. Deftly integrating architectural and social history, Kathleen James-Chakraborty pays particular attention to the motivations of client and architect in the design and construction of environments both sacred and secular: palaces and places of worship as well as such characteristically modern structures as the skyscraper, the department store, and the cinema. She also focuses on the role of patrons and addresses to an unparalleled degree the impact of women in commissioning, creating, and inhabiting the built environment, with Gertrude Jekyll, Lina Bo Bardi, and Zaha Hadid taking their place beside Brunelleschi, Sinan, and Le Corbusier. Making clear that visionary architecture has never been the exclusive domain of the West and recognizing the diversity of those responsible for commissioning, designing, and constructing buildings, Architecture since 1400 provides a sweeping, cross-cultural history of the built environment over six centuries. "--
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1960-
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James-Chakraborty, Kathleen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
Label
Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001266217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 513 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780816673971
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2013032562
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001266217
Label
Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001266217
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 513 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780816673971
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2013032562
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001266217

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