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A Global History of Architecture

Author/EditorChing F (Author)
Jarzombek, Mark M. (Author)
Prakash, Vikramaditya (Author)
ISBN: 9781118981337
Pub Date06/06/2017
BindingHardback
Pages864
Edition3rd Ed
Dimensions (mm)279(h) * 224(w) * 48(d)
The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e.
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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution
A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages.


Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education.


Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe
Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where
Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective
Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools


Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution
A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages.


Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education.


Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe
Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where
Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective
Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools


Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

FRANCIS D.K. CHING is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley. MARK JARZOMBEK is Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as author of several books. VIKRAMADITYA PRAKASH is Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and the author of several books and academic publications.

Preface xi 3500 BCE 1 Ritual Centers 6 Beginnings of China's Civilizations 8 Mehrgarh and Early Indus Settlements 11 The Village Networks of Mesopotamia and the Balkans 12 Pre- and Early Dynastic Egypt 19 European Developments 21 2500 BCE 25 The Indus Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization 30 Margiana 33 Early Empires of Mesopotamia 34 Egypt: The Old Kingdom 38 Architecture and Food 45 Stonehenge 46 Megalithic Temples of Malta 48 The First Civilizations of South America 50 1500 BCE 53 The Minoans and Knossos 60 Egypt: The New Kingdom 64 Hittite Empire 75 Mycenaean Civilization 77 Poverty Point 80 Shang Dynasty, China 81 Civilization of the High Andes 84 800 BCE 87 The Olmecs 90 Chavin de Huantar 94 The Iron Age 96 The Etruscans 97 Greece: The Geometric Period 101 Kingdom of Kush 105 Saba/Sa'abia 106 Temple of Solomon 107 Zhou Dynasty, China 108 The Aryan Invasion and Varanasi 111 Neo-Assyrian Empire 113 400 BCE 117 The Achaemenid Empire 120 Greece and the Mediterranean 124 The Hellenistic Age 141 Mauryan Dynasty and Early Buddhism 148 China: The Warring States Period 150 0 153 The Founding of Rome 158 Bibracte 164 Augustan Rome 166 Post-Augustan Rome 170 Rock-Cut Tombs 177 Northern Palace at Masada 180 Taxila: The Gandharan Cosmopolis 181 Qin Dynasty, China 182 Development of Mahayana Buddhism 185 The Maya 191 200 CE 197 Roman Empire 202 The Parthian Empire 220 Aksum 220 Amaravati Stupa 222 Caitya Hall at Karli223 Anuradhapura 224 Han Dynasty China 225 Teotihuacan 228 Moche and Nazca Civilizations 231 North Amazon Societies 234 Ohio's Hopewell Mounds 235 400 CE 237 Ajanta Caves 244 Establishment of Chinese and Central Asian Buddhism 247 The Sassanian Empire 251 Hindu Renaissance 254 Mahabodhi Temple 256 Sigiriya 257 The Pyu, Mon, and Funan 258 Emergence of Christianity 259 Post-Constantinian Age 264 Tomb of Theodoric the Great 265 Kofun Period: Japan 266 Zapotecs of Oaxaca 268 600 CE 271 Age of Justinian 278 Armenian Architecture 284 Vishnu Deogarh and Elephanta 286 The Five Rathas 289 Southeast Asia 291 Sui and T'ang Dynasties 293 Nara Period: Japan 297 800 CE 303 Rise of Islam 312 Mahaviharas at Nalanda 319 Rajasimhesvara and Virupaksha Temples 320 Kailasnath at Ellora 322 Samye, Tibet 324 Indonesia at a Crossroads 325 Hindu Kingdoms of Cambodia 328 Korean Buddhism 331 Foguang Monastery 332 Europe and the Carolingians 334 Tikal 338 Mayan City-States 341 Tiwanaku 344 Quirigua 346 Guayabo 346 1000 CE 347 Mayan Uxmal 356 Cahokia 358 Serpent Mound 359 Pueblo Bonito 360 Seljuk Turks 362 Muqarnas 367 The Fatimids 368 Rise of the Rajput Kingdoms 370 Cholamandalam 382 Polonnaruwa 384 Song Dynasty China 386 Liao Dynasty 388 Pure Land Buddhism 391 Byzantine Revival 392 Ottonian Germany 396 The Normans 399 Pilgrimage Churches 403 Tuscany 404 1200 CE 407 Vrah Vishnulok (Angkor Wat) 416 Kingdom of Pagan 420 Sanju-sangen-do 422 Itsukushima Shrine 423 Southern Song Dynasty 424 Mongol Empire 426 Delhi 428 Africa 431 Fontenay Abbey 438 Medieval Scandinavia 440 Europe: The High Middle Ages 441 Nasrid Sultanate and the Alhambra 449 Toltec Empire 452 Chichen Itza 452 1400 CE 455 The Americas 460 Republic of Venice 469 Ottoman Empire 470 Italian Renaissance 474 French Chateaux 482 Mamluk Sultanate 484 Timurid Dynasty 486 Deccan Sultanates 488 Ming Dynasty China 491 Joseon Dynasty 496 Muromachi Japan 497 Ayutthaya 500 1600 CE 501 Architecture of the Eurasian Power B

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