Architecture since 1400

4 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780816673964: Architecture since 1400
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The first global history of architecture to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes, Architecture since 1400 is unprecedented in its range, approach, and insight. From Tenochtitlan\u2019s Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown\u2019s suburban tract housing and the Bird\u2019s Nest Stadium in Beijing, its coverage includes the world\u2019s most celebrated structures and spaces along with many examples of more humble vernacular buildings. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 photographs, plans, and interiors, this book presents key moments and innovations in architectural modernity around the globe. Deftly integrating architectural and social history, Kathleen James-Chakraborty pays particular attention to the motivations of client and architect in the design and construction of environments both sacred and secular: palaces and places of worship as well as such characteristically modern structures as the skyscraper, the department store, and the cinema. She also focuses on the role of patrons and addresses to an unparalleled degree the impact of women in commissioning, creating, and inhabiting the built environment, with Gertrude Jekyll, Lina Bo Bardi, and Zaha Hadid taking their place beside Brunelleschi, Sinan, and Le Corbusier. Making clear that visionary architecture has never been the exclusive domain of the West and recognizing the diversity of those responsible for commissioning, designing, and constructing buildings, Architecture since 1400 provides a sweeping, cross-cultural history of the built environment over six centuries.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"
Kathleen James-Chakraborty's "Architecture since 1400" deserves the widest possible readership. This is a brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book that presents an original analysis of notable buildings around the world.
" --Dolores Hayden, Yale University


Kathleen James-Chakraborty's "Architecture since 1400" deserves the widest possible readership. This is a brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book that presents an original analysis of notable buildings around the world.

--Dolores Hayden, Yale University


Kathleen James-Chakraborty s "Architecture since 1400" deserves the widest possible readership. This is a brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book that presents an original analysis of notable buildings around the world.
Dolores Hayden, Yale University
"

"Kathleen James-Chakraborty's Architecture since 1400 deserves the widest possible readership. This is a brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book that presents an original analysis of notable buildings around the world."--Dolores Hayden, Yale University

"Architecture since 1400 is a mature, impressive work--truly a global history of architecture. It is hard to imagine a more teachable book."--Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania



-Kathleen James-Chakraborty's Architecture since 1400 deserves the widest possible readership. This is a brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book that presents an original analysis of notable buildings around the world.---Dolores Hayden, Yale University

-Architecture since 1400 is a mature, impressive work--truly a global history of architecture. It is hard to imagine a more teachable book.---Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania

About the Author:

Kathleen James-Chakraborty is professor of art history at University College Dublin. She is the author of German Architecture for a Mass Audience and Erich Mendelsohn and the Architecture of German Modernism and the editor of Bauhaus Culture: From Weimar to the Cold War (Minnesota, 2006).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780816673971: Architecture since 1400

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0816673977 ISBN 13:  9780816673971
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2014
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0816673969 ISBN 13: 9780816673964
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0816673969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
113.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.72
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James-Chakraborty, Kathleen
ISBN 10: 0816673969 ISBN 13: 9780816673964
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780816673964

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
115.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James-Chakraborty, Kathleen
Published by Univ of Minnesota Press
ISBN 10: 0816673969 ISBN 13: 9780816673964
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Minnesota Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2783702

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
119.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Published by University of Minnesota Press, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0816673969 ISBN 13: 9780816673964
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Minnesota Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Lavishly illustrated, Architecture since 1400 presents key moments and innovations in architectural modernity around the globe. Making clear that visionary architecture has never been the exclusive domain of the West and recognizing the diversity of those responsible for commissioning, designing, and constructing buildings, this book provides a sweeping, cross-cultural history of the built environment over six centuries. Seller Inventory # BTE9780816673964

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
135.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0816673969 ISBN 13: 9780816673964
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0816673969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
179.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James-Chakraborty, Kathleen
Published by Univ Of Minnesota Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0816673969 ISBN 13: 9780816673964
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110816673969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
191.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds