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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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by gardinia08 on Feb 19, 2011

prompt shipping, and accurate description thank you


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 associated with monumental building--the things that make architecture a vital part of social and civic life. Highly recommended as an introductory text for anyone interested in a history of architecture that addresses more than form and structure.


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.

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