The Resource Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty

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Architecture since 1400
Title
Architecture since 1400
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Title variation
Architecture since fourteen hundred
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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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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA200
LC item number
.J36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Architecture since 1400, Kathleen James-Chakraborty
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Contents
Ming and Qing China -- Tenochtitlán and Cuzco -- Brunelleschi -- Medici Florence -- The Renaissance in Rome and the Veneto -- Resisting The Renaissance -- The Ottomans and the Safavids -- Early Modern South Asia -- Baroque Rome -- Spain and Portugal in the Americas -- Northern Baroque -- City and Country in Britain and Ireland -- Living on the North American Land -- Court and Dwelling in East and Southeast Asia -- Edo Japan -- Neoclassicism, the Gothic Revival, and the Civic Realm -- The Industrial Revolution -- Paris in the Nineteenth Century -- The Domestic Ideal -- Empire Building -- Chicago from the Great Fire to the Great War -- Inventing the Avant-Garde -- Architecture for a Mass Audience -- Imposing Urban Order -- The Modern Movement in the Americas -- Africa: Villages and Cities -- Postcolonial Modernism and Beyond -- Postwar Japan -- From Postmodern to Neomodern: The United States and Europe -- Chinese Global Cities
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Dimensions
26 cm
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Extent
xx, 513 pages
Isbn
9780816673971
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2013032562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)840465524

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