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A fresh perspective on the history of western architecture that uses timelines to trace the medium's development from ancient history to the present
A Chronology of Architecture presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between structural innovations, social changes and artistic interventions. Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of architecture from the earliest structures to present-day skyscrapers and global cities, it features key buildings, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were built. Special feature spreads highlight important movements, construction methods and key practitioners.
Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and architects, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to architecture in all its different forms.
'An entertaining PechaKucha ... [stuffed] with enough interesting facts and trivia to appeal to readers outside the profession' Architectural Record
About the Author
John Zukowsky is an architectural historian and retired museum professional, and the author of numerous books. He was curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1978 to 2004 and has held several executive positions at institutions in Chicago, New York and Ohio. Among his books is Architecture Inside and Out, also published by Thames & Hudson.