Author(s): Andrew Ballantyne
The latest in this successful series, this book features around 150 of the most important buildings in the history of world architecture - from the pyramids and Parthenon to some of the most significant works by recent architects. The buildings are organized by type - from places of worship and public buildings to houses - and are divided into nine chapters, each with an informative introduction that surveys the history of that type. For each building there are numerous, accurate scale drawings showing a combination of floor plans, elevations and sections as appropriate, all specially redrawn for this book. The quality and number of the line drawings, together with the authoritative text by a renowned architectural historian, allow all the buildings to be understood in detail and make this an invaluable resource for students.
Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture at Newcastle University. He has been the Chairman of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, and has written extensively on architectural history and theory, including Tudoresque: In Pursuit of the Ideal Home (2011) and the bestselling Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (2002).
6 INTRODUCTION 10 CULTURE-DEFINING MONUMENTS 46 DWELLINGS 94 PLACES OF WORSHIP 166 BRIDGES AND DEFENCES 190 PRODUCTION, TRADE AND EDUCATION 232 GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION 262 CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT 286 MEMORIALS 304 PUBLIC SPACES