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A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals

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No mere survey of famous buildings, History examines a surprisingly wide variety of manmade structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids at ... Show synopsis

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  • A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals (Oxford University Press, USA) – Trade paperback (1995)
    by Spiro Kostof, Gregory Castillo (Revised by)

    A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals

    Trade paperback, Oxford University Press, USA
    1995
    English
    2nd ed.
    816 pages

    ISBN: 0195083792
    ISBN-13: 9780195083798

    No mere survey of famous buildings, Kostof's History examines an inclusive spectrum of manmade structures: prehistoric huts and the TVA, the pyramids at Giza and the Rome railway station, the ziggurat and the department store. Indeed, Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure or shelter a potential source of insight, whether it be the prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The Second ... Show more

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Reviews of A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals

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gardinia08

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prompt shipping, and accurate description thank you More

paulran

Excellent survey

by paulran on Oct 4, 2009

An excellent in-depth survey of (mostly) western architecture. The great virtue of this book is the author's insistence on seeing buildings as parts of larger environments, usually urban environments. This is no standard catalog of styles and movements; instead, Kostof considers the uses and rituals ... More

architect

Great Book

by architect on Apr 24, 2007

Love that book!, a lot of information not found anywhere els along with all kinds of pictures and illustrations. More

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