The History of Architecture

Michael Stephenson

The Worth History Series  

The History of Architecture pieces together humankind's building prowess from 10,000 BCE onward, with basic shelters of twigs and mud through to the wondrous feats of today, visible in futuristic skyscrapers of concrete, steel and glass. Along the way, chronological entries show at a glance what was being built throughout the world at a given time. For example, while slave-labourers in China began to construct the Great Wall around 200 BCE, the citizens of Pompeii were living in luxurious villas; and as the Mayan temples of Chichen Itza in Mexico rose around CE 1000, medieval architects were fashioning some of the great cathedrals of Europe, such as Durham in England, and Notre-Dame in France.

The book covers religious and secular architecture, including places of worship, palaces, fortifications, commercial buildings, bridges, transportation hubs and residences. The reader discovers styles and sub-styles, ranging across civilizations and geographies, and is acquainted, through biographies, with great masters like Brunelleschi and Frank Lloyd Wright, whose works are considered landmarks of architectural achievement.

A famous architect once said: "Ideally, all buildings should be visited". Practically impossible as that is, many of the more stupendous edifices can be "visited" through the pages of this book.

Subscription Features

  • Fully-searchable access to the growing archive of back issues.
  • Unlimited IP-authenticated access and remote access options available.
  • Cross-platform compatibility with all Web, iOS and Android devices.
  • Usage reports, MARC records and excellent customer support.

IP Access

Seamless IP-authenticated access on a range of platforms including web, iOS and Android.

Fully Searchable

Advanced search including Boolean operators and cross-title matching.

Comprehensive Support

Enjoy high quality and prompt technical support from our dedicated team.

  • Author: Michael Stephenson
  • Editor: Nirad Grover
  • Publisher: Worthpress
  • ISBN: 9781849311441

Related Titles