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Isms: Understanding Architecture

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  102 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Following the success of Isms: Understanding Art, this engaging and informative guide to the significant "isms" of architectural history spans from the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the Renaissance up to the present day. Each spread is devoted to a distinct architectural movement and explains when it first emerged, the historical period to which it applies, the principal dis ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Universe (first published November 2nd 2005)
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Bogdan Iorga
Am cumparat-o pentru ca am vrut sa inteleg stilurile arhitecturale in timp ce ma plimb pe strada. Ca de obicei in ritualul meu de a citi o carte cum se cade, am citit prefata sau introducerea. Acolo scrie spre surpinderea mea ca mi-am cumparat cartea degeaba, pe bune. Zice asa "aceasta carte nu te va ajuta sa distingi stilurile arhitecturale mergand pe strada dar este o trecere in revista a acestora". M-am gandit sa renunt dar autorul a facut-o inaintea mea. Litermalmente! Este la inceput o desc ...more
Andreea
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it
I got this book for one of my cousins who seems to be interested in architecture. She is still in high school so it might change, but she might find this book interesting.

My biggest complain is regarding the writer making suppositions without facts, especially when it comes to history and ancient times. But there aren't a lot of those so it's not a big deal.
Nati Vozian
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
O călătorie in timp, concepte si stiluri. O carte pe întelesul tuturor despre dezvoltarea arhitecturii.
Megan
May 31, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fellow architecture nerds.
Wow. This book needed a better editor like for serious. But dozens of typos aside, it was an interesting read about the multitudinous "isms" of architecture.
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