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Sir Banister Fletcher's a History of Architecture

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  317 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Architecture provides a key to the habits, thoughts and aspirations of the people, and without a knowledge of this art the history of any period lacks that human interest with which it should be invested.
Hardcover, 1390 pages
Published July 1st 1975 by Scribner Book Company (first published 1896)
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Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
The Bible for students of architecture - even if it is a bit dated.
Aug 31, 2013 Sitatunga rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with even the vaguest interest in architecture
Recommended to Sitatunga by: my father
Shelves: architecture, history
Bannister Fletcher's achievement was to create a copious reference to thousands of the major architectural works of Western Europe, in scaled drawings, photographs and summary text, thus furnishing a means of comparison - that is the key word - of building with building, style with style, period with period. This is what gives the book its uniqueness.

The book is immense yet, for the sake of avoiding an ever heavier tome, the author focused his lens on the architectural inheritance of the West.
Mar 10, 2010 Pristian is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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pertama kali belajar sejarah arsitektur selalu disodori buku ini: kumpulan tipologi stilistik yang coba dibikin fletcher untuk memahami arsitektur sebagai seni bangunan.
usaha seperti ini rasanya tidak memadai lagi karena arsitektur tidak cukup dijelaskan secara stilistik, dan sejarah arsitektur tidak lengkap bila hanya diterangkan dari pandangan itu. saya lebih suka pada usaha tafuri atau spiro kostof.
Jan 19, 2014 Mique added it  ·  review of another edition
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