Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture

Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture

Marian Moffett

Language: English

Pages: 640

ISBN: 0767405110

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This heavily illustrated survey has been expanded in its second edition to provide students of both art history and of architecture with a worldwide introduction to the history of architecture.

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group of architects attached to his court, Shah Jahan promoted a style that included an emphasis on bilateral symmetry, the use of cusped arches, and white marble or stucco facing instead of red sandstone for exterior finishes. The Taj Mahal is unquestionably one of the world's most celebrated buildings, built as a tomb for Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. A trio of architects was responsible for the work, Ahmad Lahawri, assisted by 'Abd al-Karim Ma'mur Khan and Makramat Khan, assisted by

Eridanos river bridge along­ side the Poikile Stoa, with its jugglers and street musicians, and the Royal Stoa. We continued diagonally through the Agora, passing the Orchestra, where athletic events took place this week. As we approached the South Stoa, we began our ascent to the Acropolis, winding around its western rock face. At the base of the ramp, we turned to face the Acropolis. Resplendently will it embrace our procession. Delicate Athena Nike to the south perched on her own askew

independence from the Ottoman Empire. Americans applied aspects of ancient Greek forms and details to schools, banks, houses, churches, and similar structures to express links with the earliest democracy. In many ways, ancient Greek architecture continues to serve as a symbol for Western civilization. 65 C H A PT E R 3 TH E ARCH ITECTURE OF ANCIENT INDIA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA T he prehistory of India is largely an account of settlements along the Indus Valley and its associated coastal

Andes of Peru used animal or vegetable fibers such as hair, vines, and sisal to build tension structures, but these were limited in durability by the inherent weakness of the fibers and their tendency to decay. Great progress has been made in the development of tensile construction in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as engineers have used iron bars or spun thin strands of steel into cables to support the world's longest bridges. Cables have also been used to suspend floors of I

century, and the external dome profiles, raised on a timber framework above the masonry work, reflect the shape of eastern domes. Nevertheless, S. Marco is substantially Byzantine. It became the model for Roman­ esque churches in the south of France shortly after its completion. In addition to the domed Greek-cross plan used at S. Marco, Byzantine churches built in the centuries after Jus­ tinian also followed two other general plan types, the cross-in-square and a single dome placed on a

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