...isms: Understanding Architecture
This is an easy to use guide to a wide range of architectural styles, from classical times up through the post-modern era. For each style there is a definition, an introduction to the topic, lists of key architects, key words, and key works as well as suggestions of other styles you might be interested in. This book is a must for anyone who is interested in architecture - whether they be sightseers, visitors to historic buildings or the more knowledgeable connoisseur.
handy, ready reference guide to architectural movements competitive price attractive format highly illustrated nothing else quite like it available companion volume to ...isms Understanding Art
"From Shintoism to imperialism, this book examines and explains the world's great structures." Wanderlust (Feb 2006) '..the best value short guide to architecture this reviewer can recall Any student would benefit from having this on their shelf.' The Atchitectural Review (2006)
Jeremy Melvin is senior lecturer in the History of Architecture at South Bank University, and guest lecturer at Cambridge, Architectural Association, ETH Zurich and other schools. He has also written a number of other books.