A Global History of Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash

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The first textbook on the history of architecture to expand beyond architecture of the western world, A Global History of Architecture transcends older models of architectural history that had been organized around national or regional units.



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Instead of focusing on Egypt, Greece, Rome in that order, the book asks, for example, what was happening globally around the year 1000 AD and engages in a discussion of the connections, exchanges, contrasts, and influences in the architecture and cultures of that time across the globe.

Its organizing principle is a continuous timeline that runs from the pre-history to the present.  Written by a glamorous team of architectural educators, this richly illustrated reference features the unique drawings of Francis D.K. Ching as well as detailed photographs.  This book is sure to change how architectural history is studied and appreciated.

More details are to be found here:

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118216962.html

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