The Companions to the History of Architecture

The Companions to the History of Architecture

Online ISBN: 9781118887226

DOI: 10.1002/9781118887226

Editor(s): General Editor: Harry Francis Mallgrave, Alina Payne (Volume Editor), Caroline van Eck (Volume Editor), Sigrid de Jong (Volume Editor), Martin Bressani (Volume Editor), Christina Contandriopoulos (Volume Editor), David Leatherbarrow (Volume Editor), Alexander Eisenschmidt (Volume Editor)

About this Book

Unprecedented in its in-depth coverage, and with over 500 illustrations, photographs, and architectural drawings the multi-volume Companions to the History of Architecture offers an indispensable resource on architectural thought and practice ranging from the 15th century to the present day.

AUTHORITATIVE: Brings together an international team of over one hundred eminent historians, academics and practising architects

USER-FRIENDLY: Accessibly structured into volumes organized both chronologically and thematically, spanning the architecture of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods, through to the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries

INCLUSIVE: Spans a broad and global range of issues, from the impact of war and religion on city architecture; its relationship with the public; and architecture and the sciences; to examples such as materials and Tectonic expression; Beaux-arts and the Gothic; and contemporary issues, such as contemporary architecture’s critical review of its cultural production, ecology, technological saturation, and ontological engagement with a world now largely urbanized

CUTTING-EDGE: Reviews the most recent developments in the field, including theory and practice from the past ten years, along with likely future developments in the history of architecture

•MULTI-FORMAT: Publishing simultaneously in print and online, providing an unparalleled reference work for students and scholars alike