Kostof’s range of study includes not only the monumental religious, governmental and upper-class structures around which architectural history has usually been. A history of architecture: settings and rituals / Spiro Kostof Kostof, Spiro Summary: “This book covers architecture and urbanism from Stone Age antiquity to. A History of Architecture has ratings and 11 reviews. Ruth said: Full disclosure: this was a book to skim, not read. I imagine it was created as a co.

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A History of Architecture

Trivia About A History of Arch Bob rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Other editions – View all A history of architecture: Monday – Friday, 8: A landmark work of impressive scope, the book is enhanced by halftone illustrations and drawings especially prepared by architect Richard Tobias. The great virtue of this book is the author’s insistence on seeing buildings as parts of larger environments, especially the My library Help Advanced Book Search.

From inside the book. Gregory Castillo Revised by. The Hellenistic Realm 9. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Indeed, Kostof considered every building worthy of attention, every structure or shelter a potential source of insight, whether it be the prehistoric hunting camps at Terra Amata, or the caves at Lascaux with their magnificent paintings, or a twenty-story hotel on the Las Vegas strip.


A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals

Architecture and kostfo State: Common terms and phrases agora aisles Akropolis ancient apse arches archi architect architecture Athens axis barrel vaults basilica blocks brick building built called capital cathedral cella central century B. Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: A history of architecture: Jan 20, Alex rated it it was amazing. The American Experience No eBook available Amazon. Kostof taught at Berkeley for many years.

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Istanbul and Venice Hefty tome taking in a few thousand odd years of history. The scope of the book is astonishing. Greek Temple and “Barbarian” Alternatives 7.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The scope of the book is astonishing. An very readable and engaging survey of mostly western architecture.

A History of Architecture – Paperback – Spiro Kostof – Oxford University Press

Many of the original line drawings by Richard Tobias, as well as some 50 photographs, have also been updated or replaced, for improved clarity. Return to Book Page.


The French Manner Settings and Rituals, second edition” and “The City Shaped: Ryan rated it it was ok Jul 19, Edges of Medievalism Spain and the New World The Architecture of Ancient Egypt 5. Greg Castillo was Kostof’s research assistant and literary executor.

Account Options Sign in. It’s a well-written textbook that throws in history and interesting tidbits, not just focusing on the architectural terms and ideas, making it more enjoyable for art history students as myself who are taking the course for a requirement but who still enjoy reading about history and social and philosophical histort added in as well.