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A Global History of Architecture, 3rd Edition

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A Global History of Architecture, 3rd Edition

Francis D. K. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash

ISBN: 978-1-118-98160-3 March 2017 864 Pages

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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution

A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages.

Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education.

  • Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe
  • Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where
  • Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective
  • Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools

Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

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Preface xi

3500 bce 1

Ritual Centers 6

Beginnings of China’s Civilizations 8

Mehrgarh and Early Indus Settlements 11

The Village Networks of Mesopotamia and the Balkans 12

Pre- and Early Dynastic Egypt 19

European Developments 21

2500 bce 25

The Indus Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization 30

Margiana 33

Early Empires of Mesopotamia 34

Egypt: The Old Kingdom 38

Architecture and Food 45

Stonehenge 46

Megalithic Temples of Malta 48

The First Civilizations of South America 50

1500 bce 53

The Minoans and Knossos 60

Egypt: The New Kingdom 64

Hittite Empire 75

Mycenaean Civilization 77

Poverty Point 80

Shang Dynasty, China 81

Civilization of the High Andes 84

800 bce 87

The Olmecs 90

Chavín de Huántar 94

The Iron Age 96

The Etruscans 97

Greece: The Geometric Period 101

Kingdom of Kush 105

Saba/Sa’abia 106

Temple of Solomon 107

Zhou Dynasty, China 108

The Aryan Invasion and Varanasi 111

Neo-Assyrian Empire 113

400 bce 117

The Achaemenid Empire 120

Greece and the Mediterranean 124

The Hellenistic Age 141

Mauryan Dynasty and Early Buddhism 148

China: The Warring States Period 150

0 153

The Founding of Rome 158

Bibracte 164

Augustan Rome 166

Post-Augustan Rome 170

Rock-Cut Tombs 177

Northern Palace at Masada 180

Taxila: The Gandharan Cosmopolis 181

Qin Dynasty, China 182

Development of Mahayana Buddhism 185

The Maya 191

200 ce 197

Roman Empire 202

The Parthian Empire 220

Aksum 220

Amaravati Stupa 222

Caitya Hall at Karli 223

Anuradhapura 224

Han Dynasty China 225

Teotihuacán 228

Moche and Nazca Civilizations 231

North Amazon Societies 234

Ohio’s Hopewell Mounds 235

400 ce 237

Ajanta Caves 244

Establishment of Chinese and The Sassanian Empire 251

Hindu Renaissance 254

Mahabodhi Temple 256

Sigiriya 257

The Pyu, Mon, and Funan 258

Emergence of Christianity 259

Post-Constantinian Age 264

Tomb of Theodoric the Great 265

Kofun Period: Japan 266

Zapotecs of Oaxaca 268

600 ce 271

Age of Justinian 278

Armenian Architecture 284

Vishnu Deogarh and Elephanta 286

The Five Rathas 289

Southeast Asia 291

Sui and T’ang Dynasties 293

Nara Period: Japan 297

800 ce 303

Rise of Islam 312

Mahaviharas at Nalanda 319

Rajasimhesvara and Virupaksha Temples 320

Kailasnath at Ellora 322

Samye, Tibet 324

Indonesia at a Crossroads 325

Hindu Kingdoms of Cambodia 328

Korean Buddhism 331

Foguang Monastery 332

Europe and the Carolingians 334

Tikal 338

Mayan City-States 341

Tiwanaku 344

Quirigua 346

Guayabo 346

1000 ce 347

Mayan Uxmal 356

Cahokia 358

Serpent Mound 359

Pueblo Bonito 360

Seljuk Turks 362

Muqarnas 367

The Fatimids 368

Rise of the Rajput Kingdoms 370

Cholamandalam 382

Polonnaruwa 384

Song Dynasty China 386

Liao Dynasty 388

Pure Land Buddhism 391

Byzantine Revival 392

Ottonian Germany 396

The Normans 399

Pilgrimage Churches 403

Tuscany 404

1200 ce 407

Vrah Vishnulok (Angkor Wat) 416

Kingdom of Pagan 420

Sanju-sangen-do 422

Itsukushima Shrine 423

Southern Song Dynasty 424

Mongol Empire 426

Delhi 428

Africa 431

Fontenay Abbey 438

Medieval Scandinavia 440

Europe: The High Middle Ages 441

Nasrid Sultanate and the Alhambra 449

Toltec Empire 452

Chichén Itzá 452

1400 ce 455

The Americas 460

Republic of Venice 469

Ottoman Empire 470

Italian Renaissance 474

French Châteaux 482

Mamluk Sultanate 484

Timurid Dynasty 486

Deccan Sultanates 488

Ming Dynasty China 491

Joseon Dynasty 496

Muromachi Japan 497

Ayutthaya 500

1600 ce 501

Architecture of the Eurasian Power Bloc 501

Tokugawa Shogunate 504

Ming Tombs 512

Potala Palace 516

Voyages of Zheng He 519

Mughals 520

Vijaynagara 527

Bijapur 529

Isfahan 530

Suleymaniye Complex 533

Kremlin’s New Churches 535

Dogon of Mali 537

Palladio 539

Baroque Italy 542

Spanish Invasion of America 552

Colonial Forts 554

Amsterdam 556

Place Royale 558

Elizabethan England 559

Church of Santo Domingo 561

Ryoanji 562

1700 ce 563

Colonialism 568

The Louvre and the Hôtel 573

Château de Versailles 576

St. Petersburg 578

Rationalization and the Age of Reason 580

Johann Balthasar Neumann and the New Neresheim 582

China and the European Enlightenment 584

Qing Beijing 588

Joseon Dynasty of Korea 591

Mallas of Nepal 592

Kyoto’s Odoi and Shimabara 593

Edo (Tokyo) 594

Nayaks of Madurai 596

Jaipur 597

Nurosmaniye Mosque, Istanbul 598

The Anglican Church 599

Whigs and the Palladian Revival 602

1800 ce 605

Tash-Khovli 610

Jaipur and the End of the Mughal Empire 611

Darbar Sahib 613

Wat Pra Kaew 614

Neoclassicim vs. Romanticism 616

Washington, DC 627

Nationalism 629

Colonial Calcutta:The Esplanade 632

Greek Revival 634

Industrial Revolution 637

Shakers 641

August Welby Pugin and the English Parliament Building 642

Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-Le-Duc 644

Architectural Preservation 645

Bibliothèque Ste.-Geneviève 646

Kanamaru-za 648

Qianlong’s Universal Vision 650

Synagogues 654

1900 ce 657

Public Sector Architecture 662

Railroad Stations 665

The Athenaeum 666

National Museums 667

World’s Fairs 668

Global Arts and Crafts Movement 669

Central Park 674

Paris and Haussmann 675

The Passage 677

École des Beaux-Arts 678

Chettinad Mansions 680

Colonial Modernism 681

Henry Hobson Richardson 682

The Global Bungalow 684

Shingle Style 684

Campus Architecture in the United States 686

Art Nouveau’s Maison Tassel 687

Rise of Professionalism 688

International City Beautiful Plans 688

The Garden City Movement 691

International Beaux-Arts 692

Skyscrapers 693

Casa Batlló 695

Frank Lloyd Wright 697

African Land Grab 699

Kyoto National Museum 700

Myongdong Cathedral 700

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Building 700

Concrete 701

Adolf Loos 703

The Factory Aesthetic 704

Deutsche Werkbund 705

German Concrete 706

Expressionism 707

New Delhi 710

Mombasa 711

Asplund and Lewerentz 712

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Mayan Revival Style 713

Dutch Kampung 714

De Stijl Movement 715

Friedrichstrasse Office Building 716

Russian Constructivism 717

The Bauhaus 720

Le Corbusier and Vers une Architecture 722

Lovell House 724

1950 ce 725

Modernism 726

Postmodernism 780

Magney House 786

Globalization Today 787

Glossary 801

Bibliography 811

Illustration Credits 821

Index 825