Architecture: From Prehistory to Post Modernism

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9780130918413: Architecture: From Prehistory to Post Modernism

For History of Architecture courses in departments of Art, Design, Art History and Architecture.

Moving back and forth between the long view of historical trends and close-ups on major works and crucial architectural themes, this insightful, lively and original modern survey reinvigorates conventional period and thematic structures of architectural history and revitalizes the canon of great buildings. Designed to help students understand and appreciate great architecture and its history, the lavishly illustrated text explains specific qualities of periods in depth and the complex illuminating differences between them in social, intellectual, and aesthetic terms. Exceptionally detailed coverage of the modern age (18th century to the present).

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Marvin Trachtenberg is Edith Kitzmiller Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where he has taught since 1962 He studied at Yale University and the Institute of Fine Arts. A renowned scholar of architectural history, Professor Trachtenberg has contributed a long and distinguished list of publications to the field. Of special mention is his book The Campanile of Florence Cathedral, "Giotto's Tower" (1972), which was awarded The Alice Davis Hitchcock Prize by the Society of Architectural Historians for the outstanding architectural book by an American scholar for 1972-73. More recently, his book Dominion of the Eye: Urbanism, Art, and Power in Early Modern Florence (1997) was awarded two prizes: The Charles Rufus Morey Award from the College Art Association and, again, The Alice Davis Hitchcock Prize. His book The Statue of Liberty in the "Art in Context" series was published in 1976. Professor Trachtenberg has also been the recipient of numerous fellowships: the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship for study in Italy, 1974-75; Fellowship at the Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies) in Florence, 1974-76; the Guggenheim Fellowship, 198586; and most recently, the Graham Foundation Fellowship, 2000-2001. An architectural photographer of note, many of his photographs are found in this book and other publications. He is currently working on two books: one on the authorship of the Pazzi Chapel and another on the relationship of architecture and time.

Isabelle Hyman is Professor of Fine Arts at New York University, College ofArts and Science. She received a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Professor Hyman is a specialist in the art and architecture of the Renaissance, in the history of architecture, and in the architecture of Marcel Breuer. She is the author of Marcel Breuer, Architect: The Career and the Buildings (2001) and of Fifteenth Century Florentine Studies: The Palazzo Medici and the Church of San Lorenzo (1977); she was editor of Brunelleschi in Perspective in "The Artist in Perspective" series (1974) and has published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals. In 1972 73 she was Senior Kress Fellow at Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies) in Florence. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1988) and a fellowship from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (1988). In 1991 she was Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College. Professor Hyman has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians, on the Board of Directors of the College Art Association, and was editor of the College Art Association's scholarly monograph series. She is currently at work on studies of late-fifteenth-century Florentine architecture.

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