Understanding Architecture: A Guide to Architectural Styles

By Lindsay Mattinson

If you don't know your Baroque from your Rococo, or the difference between Art Nouveau and Art Deco, or where Modernism ends and Postmodernism begins, then don't fear, you're not alone. Understanding Architecture will reveal all. From the ancient world to the present day, from medieval Cambodian temples to Paris metro stations, from American shotgun shacks to colonial villas, fascist grandeur to the latest ecologically friendly structures, the book expertly guides the reader through the world's different architectural styles. Arranged chronologically, over two spreads a major building is used to illustrate a particular style - King's College Chapel, Cambridge for Perpendicular Gothic, the Palace of Versailles for Baroque, the Chrysler Building for Art Deco. Each entry is illustrated with both general view photographs and close-ups, accompanied by accessible text explaining the major features of the style. Each chapter also offers a general cultural background to the major architectural movements, putting them into historical context. Illustrated with more than 200 outstanding photographs of remarkable buildings, Understanding Architecture is an excellent, accessible introduction to the history of architecture.
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About Author

Lindsay Mattinson

Lindsay studied at Cape Town University in South Africa, and after graduation she joined an architectural practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She subsequently moved to a firm based in London, UK. Her work has taken her around Europe and South Asia designing buildings for large clients. Lindsay currently lives and works on the Isle of Wight where she runs her own architectural practice, Mattinson Associates Ltd.

Product Details
Binding : Hardback
Number of Pages : 224
Publisher : Amber Books Ltd
Publication Date : May 14, 2019
Weight : 1,030.00g
ISBN-13 : 9781782747482
Dimension : 297 x 227(mm)