|| "An illustrated historical overview"--Cover.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-185) and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Ancient architecture of the Middle East, Egypt, and the Aegean -- Temples, thermal baths, and villas: Greek and Roman architecture -- Churches and church cities in the Byzantine Empire -- In the name of the Prophet: the architecture of Islam -- The architecture of the East Asian civilizations -- Religious architecture and cities in ancient America -- Romanesque and Gothic architecture -- Rediscovery of the classical world: architecture of the Renaissance -- The victory of ornamentation: Baroque architecture -- Classicism and historicism: following great predecessors -- The new path: Art Nouveau and the modern -- Today's "global architecture".
|| Includes brief of biographies of famous architecs, including Andrea Palladio, Balthasar Neumann, Inigo Jones, Antonio Gaudí, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank O. Gehry.