A History of Western Architecture, 4th edition (Paperback)

By David Watkin

Watson-Guptill, 9780823022779, 720pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

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• Comprehensive overview of architecture
as an evolving continuum

• Packed with images of the greatest
triumphs of Western architecture

• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-2273-0

This highly acclaimed reference work traces the history of Western architecture from its earliest days in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the dramatic impact of computer-aided design at the beginning of this century. Looking at architectural history as a living continuum rather than a museum of neatly labeled styles, the author emphasizes the vitality of the Classical language of architecture. Twenty pages of text and twenty-five new pictures have been added to bring this new edition of an authoritative classic completely up to date.