Architecture by Isabel Kuhl
The Groundbreaking Moments

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...amply shows that the most beautiful architecture, from Roman basilicas to Santiago Calatrava's rail stations, has come into the world in eras of change, when one idea is fitfully yielding to another.
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From the pyramids to the Guggenheim Museum, discover how these groundbreaking strucktures changed the course of architecture through the ages. Architecture evolves in response to man's technological advances and environmental demands. Driven by these developments, architects can be seen as the most innovative of artists. In twenty-five beautifully illustrated chapters, this volume for general readers and architecture lovers alike identifies the most important advancements in the field of architecture, and demonstrates how these innovations influenced the development of architecture. Chapters focus on topics such as monuments to the dead and places of worship; domes; pillars and arches; towers from Pisa to Eiffel; stadia and theaters; palaces and skyscrapers. Readers will learn about the introduction of glass, steel, iron, and concrete; how buildings express ideas; and the rediscovery of antiquity. Arranged chronologically, these chapters can be studied individually to deepen our understanding of particular aspects of architecture or as a whole-to appreciate the ever changing patterns of architectural advancement.
 

About Isabel Kuhl

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Isabel Kuhl is an art historian living in Cologne, Germany. Her previous books include Andy Warhol and Vincent van Gogh (both by Prestel).
 
Published June 13, 2012 by Prestel USA. 208 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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...amply shows that the most beautiful architecture, from Roman basilicas to Santiago Calatrava's rail stations, has come into the world in eras of change, when one idea is fitfully yielding to another.

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