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- DescriptionBy tracing the development of particular structures and building components from around the world and throughout history, Architectura presents a unique overview of the history of architecture and building. The text explores the social and cultural contexts surrounding the basic building forms, as well the means of constructing buildings. The book explains the technical achievements of builders, architects, and engineers; describes the diverse aesthetics of particular periods and movements; and celebrates the beauty and majesty of the world's greatest buildings. In addition, the book is exquisitely produced, and feature technical drawings, diagrams, awe-inspiring photographs, and original illustrations; it is fully authoritative, featuring contributions from a range of academics and experts from around the world. In short, it will suit both the professional and general readers, as well as presenting an attractive gift purchase.
- Author BiographyMiles Lewis is an architectural historian with a special interest in the cultural history of building technology, prefabrication, and vernacular architecture. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Comite International d'Architecture Vernaculaire, a Fellow of the International Advisory Council of the Royal Institute of Architects, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, a Member of the Order of Australia, and Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. Publications include Victorian Primitive, Don John of Balaclava, The Essential Maldon, Two Hundred Years of Concrete in Australia, Victorian Churches, Melbourne the City's History, Suburban Backlash, and numerous articles and papers on architectural and building history, urban conservation, urban renewal and housing policy, as well as numerous addresses at international conferences on various aspects of architecture. Dr. Oya Demirbilek BID and MSc BldSci METU; PhD Bilkent; PhD Marmara University, Grad. Cert. in UL&T UNSW. Industrial Design Program Head at the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales - Australia Associate Professor Nur Demirbilek BArch, MArch, PhD in BldSci METU Associate Professor in Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology - Australia Adjunct Assistant Professor Lisa Richardson Elkins, BArch, Ball State Univ; MArch University College London Currently teaching undergraduate architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she has been designing architecture and furniture professionally for more than ten years, and has experience in Chicago, San Francisco, and London. In 2006 she founded 2 point perspective, inc., a design firm specializing in environmentally responsible architecture, interiors, and furniture design. She is accredited by the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Assistant Professor J. Philip Gruen, BA (Art History/Criticism), University of California, San Diego; MA (History of Architecture and Art), University of Illinois - Chicago; PhD in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley Associate Professor Rumiko Handa, BArch University of Tokyo, MArch, MS Arch, Ph.D University of Pennsylvania Robert Harbison teaches at London Metropolitan University, where he heads the MA in Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation. He is the author of many books on architecture and wider cultural themes, including Eccentric Spaces, The Built the Unbuilt and the Unbuildable, Reflections on Baroque and a forthcoming History of Western Architecture. Sue Harris is educated in architecture, welfare work and language in Sydney and Canada where she lived and worked for many years. Sue has spent most of her career working with architects specializing in managing and administering the process. Chris How BSc (Civil Engineering), London University; MSc Weald & Downland Museum of Buildings through Bournemouth University Dr June Diana Komisar, BA, Clark University; MArch, Yale University; Ph.D University of Michigan; RA, AIA, RAIC Ron Powell was born and educated in Sydney, Australia. As an architecture student, he worked on the Sydney Opera House. Following further qualifications in landscape architecture, Ron worked on major public open spaces including Sydney's Darling Harbour and Bicentennial Park. He is currently overseeing the conservation of Sydney's 19th century sandstone buildings.
- Author(s)Chris How,J. Philip Gruen,June Diana Komisar,Lisa Richardson Elkins,Nur Demirbilek,Oya Demirbilek,Robert Harbison,Rumiko Handa,Sue Harris
- PublisherFrances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication05/03/2009
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFrances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Content Note100 colour photographs
- Width251 mm
- Height332 mm
- Spine34 mm
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