The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas - firmness, commodity, and delight - to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of ...

A World History of Architecture 2008, Laurence King Publishing, London

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A World History of Architecture 2004, Laurence King Publishing, London

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A World History of Architecture 2003, McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, Boston, MA

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A World History of Architecture 2003, Laurence King Publishing, London

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