Buildings Across Time An Introduction to World Architecture by Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse

By Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse

This seriously illustrated survey textual content offers scholars of either artwork background and structure with a world creation to the historical past of structure that's complete and but available. The 3rd variation keeps to supply finished assurance in an obtainable demeanour with extended pedagogy, additional social and ancient context, and prolonged insurance of African and Andean structure, in addition to smooth designs via girls and non-Western architects.

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Its ramps and stepped terraces would be echoed in the New-Kingdom temple of Hatshepsut built about 400 years later on an adjoining site. THE MIDDLE KINGDOM (ELEVENTH-THIRTEENTH DYNASTIES, ca. 2040-1640 BCE) The first eight Egyptian dynasties gave way to a period of upheaval when local feudal lords upset the unity achieved by Menes. This era of inter-regional strife is designated the First Intermediate period, and it was followed by a second phase of centralized government called the Middle Kingdom.

10). Streets between rows of houses were paved with split logs laid side by side. 7 Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, England, ca. 2900-1400 BCE. This shows the present·day configuration of stones. Where the lintels are gone, the knobs (tenons) that held the horizontal stones in place can be seen on top of the uprights. 10 Reconstruction of a house, Biskupin, Poland, ca. 1000-500 BCE. 8 Fortifications and houses, Biskupin, Poland, ca. 1000-500 BCE. The windowless dwelling was entered off streets paved with split logs, and similar materials were used for floors surrounding the central hearth.

One of the best preserved ofthe massive temple mounds that once dominated every major Mesopotamian city, this ziggurat served to elevate a temple closer to the gods. Its core is sun-dried brick, overlaid with an outer layer of kiln­ fired brick and bitumen as protection against weathering. 16 75ft The settlements of the Sumerians were disrupted about 2350 BCE by the arrival of a new group of Semitic people from the steppes of central Asia. These immigrants estab­ lished cities in Sippar and Akkad, and the people take their name, the Akkadians, from the latter.

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