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The complete handbook of architecture - from the first civilizations to the present day
Patrick Nuttgens
Mitchell Beazley
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This comprehensive pocket guide to world architectural styles throughout history serves as an introduction to all periods and styles and as a tourists' companion for identifying and enjoying buildings in their settings. "The Complete Architecture Handbook" provides invaluable coverage of the world's architectural styles and has become a classic of its kind. Structured chronologically from the first ancient civilizations to the present day, the late distinguished architectural historian, Patrick Nuttgens, considers established historical styles, such as the Romanesque and Gothic eras, and further sub-categorizes the style into territory in order to describe different regional accents. Modern architecture authority, Richard Weston, brings the story up to date in this fully revised edition. Illustrated extensively throughout with clear, detailed plans, sections, and cutaway drawings, this book presents an invaluable resource for students, architects, and tourists alike.

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The late Patrick Nuttgens was Professor of Architecture and Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies at York University. He was a respected architect and a widely published author. His books included The Story of Architecture (Phaidon Press), Understanding Modern Architecture (HarperCollins) and Landscape of Ideas (Faber). Richard Weston is an award-winning writer, architect, and landscape designer. A noted expert on Nordic architecture, he is currently Professional Research Fellow at the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University in Wales. Among his published books are The House in the Twentieth Century (Laurence King Publishing), Modernism (Phaidon Press), and Materials, Form, and Architecture (Yale University Press).

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Architecture - History.|Architectural design - History.
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