Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #72) (Paperback)

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #72) By Andrew Ballantyne Cover Image
Currently Not Available In Store - Usually Available for Shipping, In-Store Pickup, or Curbside Pickup in 1-5 Days


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 and instead gives us 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 recent avant-garde period. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day.

About the Author

Andrew Ballantyne qualified and practised as an architect, and then moved into academic work. He has held research and teaching posts at the universities of Sheffield, Bath, and Newcastle, where he is now Professor of Architecture. He has written on architectural history and theory, and his previous books are Architecture, Landscape and Liberty and What is Architecture?.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780192801791
ISBN-10: 0192801791
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 19th, 2002
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions