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Companions to the History of Architecture, 4 Volume Set



Companions to the History of Architecture, 4 Volume Set


Unprecedented in its in-depth coverage, and with over 500 illustrations, photographs, and architectural drawings the multi-volume Companion 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 


List of Illustrations

About the Editors

Contributors to Volume I

Contents of The Companions to the History of Architecture

Introduction: Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Alina Payne xxv

Part I The Building Blocks

Architecture and its Culture

1. When did the Renaissance in Architecture Begin?: From Panofskian Mythography to Vasarian History
Marvin Trachtenberg

2. Vitruvius and the Architectural Treatise in Early Modern Europe
Tod A. Marder

3. Architecture and Antique Sculpture in Early Modern Rome
Kathleen Christian

4. What Drawings did in Renaissance Italy
Cammy Brothers

5. Materiality, Ornament, and Media Overlaps: Architecture Between Art and Building Science
Alina Payne

6. Theater and Architecture: Toward a Material History of Renaissance Theater
Alice Jarrard

7. Architecture and the Sciences
Pamela O. Long

8. Vaults and Domes: Statics as an Art
Federico Bellini

City, War, and Religion

9. The Birth of the Modern City
Claudia Conforti

10. The City at War and the Semantic Armament of Renaissance Architecture
Marion Hilliges

11. Taking Place: Architecture and Religious Devotion in Seventeenth-Century Italy
Helen Hills

12. Jesuit Architecture Worldwide: A Culture of Corporate Invention
Evonne Levy

Part II Global Geographies and European Internationalism

France, the Low Countries, and Britain

13. Medici Queens as Patrons in France
Sabine Frommel

14. Classicism and Church Architecture in Early Seventeenth-Century France: Aspects and Debates
Erika Naginski

15. Religious Architecture and the Image in the Southern Netherlands after the Beeldenstorm: Shrines for Miracle-Working Statues of the Virgin Mary
Maarten Delbeke

16. British Classicism to 1700 and the Search for a National Architectural Style
Vaughan Hart

17. Understanding Roman Architecture from a Distance: Sir Christopher Wren on the Temples of Peace and of Mars the Avenger
Caroline van Eck

Iberia, Spanish Italy, the Ottomans, and Latin America

18. Al-Andalus and Castile: Art and Identity in the Iberian Peninsula
Maria Feliciano and Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza

19. The Spanish Kingdom of Southern Italy: Architecture in Naples, Lecce, L’Aquila
Daniela del Pesco

20. Architectural Dialogues across the Eastern Mediterranean: Monumental Domed Sanctuaries in the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Italy
Gülru Necipoğlu

21. The Classical Ideal in Portugal and the Portuguese World: From Lisbon to China
Nuno Senos

22. Baroque Spain: Architecture and Urbanism for a Universal Monarchy
Jesús Escobar

23. The Architecture of the Early Modern Period “Because Vitruvius did not Recommend Square Columns”: Europe, Latin America, and the Globalization of the Renaissance
Tom Cummins

The German Lands and Bohemia

24. Northern Imaginative Antiquarianism: The Dismembered Column as Relic and Tool
Christopher P. Heuer

25. The Reception and Flowering of Classicism in the German Lands
Harry Francis Mallgrave

26. Crossbreeding Cultures: Italian and Local, Elite and Popular: Building in Bohemia, 1490–1720
Dirk De Meyer



Contributors to Volume II

Introduction: Eighteenth-Century Architecture
Caroline van Eck and Sigrid de Jong

Part I: The Main Actors

The Architect

1 Open to all: Architectural education in the eighteenth century
Freek Schmidt

2 Architects’ Libraries
Robin L. Thomas

3 Laugier’s Prototypal Hut, Soufflot’s Sainte-Geneviève, and the Enlightenment Theory of Representation
Neil Levine

4 Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Architecture
Jean-François Bédard

Building Portraits 1698-1731 [format of these TBC]

Greenwich Hospital (1698 – 1728)
Vaughan Hart

Castle Howard (1699-1712)
Neil Levine

Blenheim (1705)
Vaughan Hart

Superga (1716-1731)
Cornelia Joechner

The Public

5 Architecture and the Spectator
Caroline Van Eck

6 To Move and to be Moved: Experiencing Architectural Space
Sigrid de Jong

7 Public Debate on Architecture in Eighteenth-Century France
Richard Wittman

8 Between the Stage and the Public Space: Refiguring Spectatorship in French Theatre Architecture
Bram van Oostveldt

9 Festival architecture as well-ordered entertainment
Eric Monin

Building Portraits 1716-1732

Karlskirche (1716-1737)
Anja Schuermann

Hôtel Amelot (1717)
Freek Schmidt

Saint Mary-le-Strand (1724)
Vaughan Hart

Chiswick Villa (1726-1732)
Barbara Arciszewska

The Patron

10 The Office of the King’s Works and the Modernization of Architectural Patronage in England
Barbara Arciszewska

11 ‘The Body Natural as well as the Body Politic stands indebted’: the hospital - foundation, funding and form
Ann-Marie Akehurst

12 Denmark, Norway and Sweden: the flirt with the French and its long-term effects
Juliette Roding

13 Interiors and Patronage
Meredith Martin

14 Female Architectural Patronage in 18th-Century France
Claire Ollagnier

Residenz Würzburg (1729-1744)
Freek Schmidt

All Souls College (1735)
Vaughan Hart

Radcliffe Camera (1739-1749)
Vaughan Hart

Vierzehnheiligen (1742-1744)
Jean-François Bédard

Part II: The Architectural Discourse

The Schools and the Academies

15 The Académie Royale d’Architecture 1671-1793
Christopher Drew Armstrong

16 London, Parma, Dresden. Exposition, Competition, Exhibition
Pierre de la Ruffinière du Prey

17 Architectural Discourse in Rome: Academies, Ruins and Books
Heather Hyde Minor

18 Architectural Debate in Venice
Lola Kantor-Kazovsky

Sanssouci (1743-45)
Jean-François Bédard

Bayreuth (1748)
Bram Van oostveldt

Strawberry Hill (1749-1790)
Michael Snodin

Albergo dei Poveri (1751)
Robin L. Thomas

Caserta (1751)
Robin L. Thomas

Architecture and the Sciences

19 ‘An exact and irreprochable Piece of Architecture should be the Flower and Crown as it were of all the Sciences Mathematical’
Matthew Walker

20 Measuring Classical Architecture
Amalia Papaioannou

Villa Albani (1757-1759)
Lauran Schijvens

Syon House (1760-1768)
Adriano Aynonimo

Petit Trianon (1761)
Christopher Drew Armstrong

Ecole de Chirurgie (1769-1774)
Richard Wittman

History and Historiography

21 Zeitgeist, Style, and Stimmung – notes on the historiography of architecture in the late eighteenth century
Mari Hvattum

22 The Historical Experience of How it All Began: the quest for the origins of architecture
Sigrid de Jong

23 Monuments
Maarten Delbeke

Théâtre Bordeaux (1773-1782)
Christopher Drew Armstrong

Somerset House (1776-1801)
Adriano Aynonimo

Barrières (1785)
Christopher Drew Armstrong

Luscombe House (1799)
John MacArthur


Contributors to Volume III

Introduction: Nineteenth-Century Architecture
Martin Bressani and Christina Contandriopoulos

Part I Historicism, the Beaux-Arts, and the Gothic

1. Revivalism
Martin Bressani

2. Antiquity Reborn: Quatremère de Quincy’s Argument for Polychromy in Le Jupiter Olympien
Nicholas Roquet

3. The French Beaux-Arts
Jean-Philippe Garric

4. Outward Forms and Inward Spirit: The Recovery of Historical Church Architecture in the Nineteenth Century
Stephen Bann

5. Romantic Historiography and the Paradoxes of Historicist Architecture
Barry Bergdoll

6. Ruskin and Victorian Gothic
Stephen Kite

7. The Search for a National Style
Ákos Moravánszky

8. Gothic Historiography: An Interdisciplinary Speculation
Cameron A. Macdonell

Part II Debates on Structure, Materials, and Tectonic Expression

9. The New Material-Based Realism of Nineteenth-Century Theory and Practice
Neil Levine

10. Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Architecture
Timothy Brittain-Catlin

11. German Tectonics
Mitchell Schwartzer

12. Gottfried Semper and Modern German Theory
Harry Francis Mallgrave

13. Viollet-le-Duc’s Rationalism
Martin Bressani

14. Between the Visible and the Legible: Iron and Reinforced Concrete in Fin-de-Siècle France
Réjean Legault

Part III The Question of the House, Social Utopias, Science, and New Technological Infrastructures

15. Domestic Architecture as a Mode of Separation
Annmarie Adam

16. “The Science of the Plan.” House-Building and the Like, 1860–1930
Laurent Stalder

17. Comfort: Architecture’s Technological Dream
Georges Teyssot

18. Universal Expositions, Utopia, and Architecture
Antoine Picon

19. The Fourierist Phalanstère: Building a New Society through Architecture?
Laurent Baridon

20. From Object to Field: The Uses of Photography by Nineteenth-Century Architects
Peter Sealy

Part IV Psychology, Aesthetic, and Ornament

21. Decoration as Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Britain
David Brett

22. Ornament and Expressive Lines: Nature and Symbol in Victor Ruprich-Robert's Flore ornementale
Ralph Ghoche

23. Constructing Emotions. The Scientific Aesthetics of Architecture in France 1860–1900
Estelle Thibault

24. The Tectonics of the Soul: Animist Survivals in Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Ornamentation
Spyros Papapetros

Part V America

25. Furness, Richardson, and Sullivan, and the Anglo-French Synthesis
Michael J. Lewis

26. What American Architects Learned in Paris, 1845–1914
David Van Zanten

27. Structural Expression and Functional Representation in American Architecture 1850–1910
Joseph M. Siry

28. Canadian Architecture in the Nineteenth Century: Identities in Tension
Marc Grignon and Christopher Thomas

Part VI Colonialism and Cross-Perspectives: Japan, China, Russia, India, etc.

29. Russian Architecture of the Nineteenth Century
Dmitry Shvidkovsky

30. Multiple Modernisms in Khedivial Egypt
Mercedes Volait

31. Dismembering and Remembering the Mughal Virtuous City in Nineteenth-Century British India
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer

32. Of Emperor and Empire: Architectural Constructions of Imperial Japan
Alice Y. Tseng



Contributors to Volume IV

Introduction: The Project and Projects of Modern Architecture
David Leatherbarrow

Part I The Early Twentieth Century: Anticipating Modern Worlds

Alexander Eisenschmidt

1. Schlesinger and Mayer Department Store/Carson Pirie Scott
Joanna Merwood-Salisbury

2. House for an Art Lover: Reverberating Echoes
Amy Kulper

3. Postal Savings Bank: Timeless Modernity
Béla Kerékgyártó

4. AEG Turbine Factory
Gabriele H. Bryant

5. Glass House at Cologne
Markus Breitschmid

6. Città Nuova: Fast and Slow Futurism
Michelangelo Sabatino

Part II The Modern Project: Imagining New Worlds

David Leatherbarrow

7. Monument to the Third International
Richard Anderson

8. Friedrichstrasse Skyscraper: Transfiguration through Glass, or Vertical and Horizontal Transparencies
Ufuk Ersoy

9. Brick Country House Project
George Dodds

10. Stockholm Public Library
Michael Asgaard Andersen

11. Contra-Construction: Theo Van Doesburg’s Oblique View of Modern Architecture
Hilary Bryon

12. Plan Voisin and the Functional City
Flora Samuel

Part III Revisiting the Modern Project: Constructing New Worlds

David Leatherbarrow

13. The Goetheanum
Randall Ott

14. Dymaxion House: Ship Shape
AnnMarie Brennan

15. Schocken Department Store: “The Art of a Master”
Kathleen James-Chakraborty

16. E.1027: The Art of Dialogue
Caroline Constant

17. Villa Savoye: Building on a Clear Horizon
Richard Wesley

18. Villa Müller: Building Philosophy
Christopher Long

19. The VDL Research House
Edward R. Ford

20. The PSFS Building: Modern Architecture for the Corporate Client
Grace Ong Yan

21. Fallingwater
Neil Levine

22. Danteum
Jonathan Mekinda

23. Maison du Peuple: The Craft of Industrialized Construction
Anne Beim

24. The Villa Mairea
Scott Poole

Part IV Postwar Trends: Beginning Again, But Not at the Beginning

David Leatherbarrow

25. Endless House
William W. Braham

26. Golden Lane: The Design and Urbanism of Megastructures
Eric Mumford

27. Pajaritos Chapel, Maipu, Chile
Rodrigo Perez de Arce

28. The Naked City: Why Put a Collage in a Book on Modern Architecture?
Simon Sadler

29. Brasilia: The Pilot Plan and its Monuments
Carlos Eduardo Comas

30. Church of Christ the Worker
Stanford Anderson

31. Burgerweeshuis Orphanage: A CIty-like House
Nathaniel Coleman

32. Plan for Tokyo
Zhongjie Lin

Part V The 1960s and 1970s: Questioning Modern Worlds

Alexander Eisenschmidt

33. Mother’s House
Martino Stierli

34. Salk Institute: Hard-won Calm
Daniel S. Friedman

35. Brion Cemetery: Between Worlds
Michael Cadwell

36. Swimming Pool on the Beach at Leça de Palmeira: The Presence of the Atlantic Ocean
Christian Gänshirt

37. Walking City: Archigram and the Pursuit of Style
Sarah Deyong

38. Kharga Market: From Vernacularism to Regionalism
Hassan Radoine

39. Marie Short House
Maryam Gusheh and Catherine Lassen

40. Centre Pompidou
Hadas A. Steiner

41. Teatro del Mondo
Mary Lou Lobsinger

42. Sangath
Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

Part VI The Present Generation: Engaging the Contemporary World

Alexander Eisenschmidt

43. Parc de la Villette and its Afterlife
Julia Czerniak

44. Stone House: Between the Human and the Non-human
Philip Ursprung

45. The Church of the Light
Jin Baek

46. Kunsthal: The Pliable Surface
Roberto Gargiani

47. Bilbao Guggenheim: A Secular Cathedral of Art
Richard M. Sommer

48. Yokohama: International Passenger Terminal
Helene Furján

49. Sendai Mediatheque: The Fifth Plan
Ron Witte

50. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Xavier Costa