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The story of western architecture /

Now in its fourth edition, this classic bestselling book has been updated with brand new chapters and hand-drawn illustrations. Using a highly accessible approach, the author takes history rather than aesthetics as his starting point. Risebero unfolds and explains the development of architecture in the Western world by examining the subject as an expression of social and economic conditions. The Story of Western Architecture explores not only the buildings constructed, but also how they were built, by whom and for what purpose. This informative book, brought to life through the author's expressive line drawings, is an essential guide to how buildings have evolved through time for keen amateurs and experts alike.

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  • "Now in its fourth edition, this classic bestselling book has been updated with brand new chapters and hand-drawn illustrations. Using a highly accessible approach, the author takes history rather than aesthetics as his starting point. Risebero unfolds and explains the development of architecture in the Western world by examining the subject as an expression of social and economic conditions. The Story of Western Architecture explores not only the buildings constructed, but also how they were built, by whom and for what purpose. This informative book, brought to life through the author's expressive line drawings, is an essential guide to how buildings have evolved through time for keen amateurs and experts alike."@en
  • "Taking history rather than aesthetics as a starting point, Bill Risebero to leads us through the development of the western world, looking at architecture as an expression of social and economic conditions and discussing not only what was built but how, why and by whom. This revised edition contains new material on Ancient Greece an Egypt and the more recent years of Postmodernism and urbanism, the New Right ideology of the Eighties and the rising environmental concerns of the Nineties. The author's many hundreds of lively and informative drawings and diagrams provide an attractive, informal and approachable illustration of The Story of Western Architecture."
  • "Taking history rather than aesthetics as a starting point, Risebero leads us through the development of architecture in the Western world. This edition contains additional material which brings it up to the start of the 21st century."@en

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