Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide

By Owen Hopkins

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  • Flexibind
  • 350 colour illustrations
  • 240 pages
  • 8⅞ x 6⅞ ins
  • ISBN 9781780671635
  • Published August 2014

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Gothic and Gothic Revival, or how to distinguish between Baroque and Neoclassical? This guide makes extensive use of photographs to identify and explain the characteristic features of nearly 300 buildings. The result is a clear and easy-to-navigate guide to identifying the key styles of western architecture from the classical age to the present day.

About the Author

Owen Hopkins works for the Architecture Programme at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

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CONTENTS


Introduction

Classical
Ancient Greek
Ancient Roman

Early Christian
Byzantine
Romanesque

Gothic and Medieval
Early Gothic
High Gothic
Late Gothic
Venetian Gothic    
Secular Gothic
Castle

Renaissance and Mannerism
Early Renaissance
High Renaissance
Northern Renaissance    
Mannerism

Baroque and Rococo
Italian Baroque
German and Eastern European Baroque
Spanish and Latin American Baroque
French Baroque    
English Baroque
Rococo

Neoclassicism
Palladianism
Classical Revival
Greek Revival
Empire Style
Picturesque
Sublime

Eclecticism
Gothic Revival
Orientalism
Beaux-Arts
Arts and Crafts
Art Nouveau
Art Deco

Modernism
Chicago School
Expressionism
New Objectivity
International Style
Functionalism
Constructivism
Totalitarian Reactions
Essentialism
Brutalism
Metabolism
High-Tech

After Modernism
Regionalism
Postmodernism
Deconstructivism
Eco-architecture
Expressive Rationalism     
Contextualism

Postscript

Further reading
Glossary
Index
Picture credits and acknowledgements

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