DescriptionRoman architect and engineer Vitruvius defined architectureâs characteristics to include firmitas, utilitas, and venustasâessentially, structural integrity, usefulness, and beauty. Amazingly, all three Vitruvian characteristics can be found one way or another in most buildings and constructions from antiquity through the present.
A Chronology of Architecture is a groundbreaking survey that examinesâtogetherâengineering and architectural accomplishments. Sites are arranged within a sociocultural timeline that examines them in terms of historic events and trends, social change, economic developments, and technological innovationsâfactors that all helped shape architecture and engineering design solutions over millennia. The text is organized into seven chapters that chronicle these achievements and each chapter includes snappy âIn Focusâ sections that target sociocultural observations and technological developments related to particular sites and people.
A Chronology of Architecture is an invaluable and comprehensive overview of architectureâs history. This will be a wonderful resource for architecture lovers and for those who want to better understand the world around them. ISBN:9780500343562