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Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew Ballantyne
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This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recentavant garde. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
OUP Oxford; August 2002
146 pages; ISBN 9780191579219
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Title: Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Andrew Ballantyne
 
ISBNs
0191538949
9780191538940
9780191579219
9780192801791