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During this concise and complete consultant to the realm of structure, artwork historian Susie Hodge outlines the historical past and idea of structure, from the earliest buildings and monuments to the state-of-the-art strategies of the current day, and profiles dozens of key structures and celebrated architects. issues and ideas contain the Greek orders, Roman engineering, Gothic structure, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, Revivalism, artwork Nouveau, Modernism, Futurism, and Dynamic structure. each proposal is observed through an illustration.

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Between 1066 and 1087, William established 36 castles, including Dover Castle, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle. Moorish Spain The conquest of a large part of the Iberian peninsula by Islamic Moors from 711 CE brought a new concept of art and architecture into an area more familiar with Christian traditions. For the next eight centuries, mosques, castles and residences were built in a blend of Islamic and Christian styles, though this mixed tradition lasted longer in some places than others.

200 CE). The latter, standing over 61 metres (200 ft) high, was originally plastered and painted red, and chambers buried deep beneath it were possibly the site of ancient creation rituals. Mayan The influence of Teotihuacán (see here) reached the Mayan people in the tropical lowlands of what is now Guatemala. Their civilization reached its peak around the sixth century CE, with over 50 independent states and more stone cities than any other pre-Columbian culture. These included vast complexes of terraced temple-pyramids and palaces built around large plazas.

The earliest examples were made of clay with roofs thatched with straw or leaves; later, brick and stone were used. The Hindu culture encouraged creative independence, but architects and builders nonetheless had to adhere to certain ‘rules’, including precise and harmonious geometry throughout, tall towers, and ornate sculptures of gods, worshippers, erotic scenes, animals, and floral and geometric patterns. Hindu temple at Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, c. 1000 CE Prambanan A ninth-century temple complex in Indonesia on the borders of Yogyakarta and Central Java, Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in ancient Java.

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