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Shock of the Old Philip Wilkinson

Shock of the Old By Philip Wilkinson

Shock of the Old by Philip Wilkinson


$24,39
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

"British Buildings" is a series of Channel Four presented by Piers Gough, one of Britain's most daring architects. The book deals with Roman architecture, Gothic cathedrals, vernacular buildings, the industrial revolution and modern architecture.

Shock of the Old Summary

Shock of the Old by Philip Wilkinson

British Buildings is a series on Channel Four presented by Piers Gough, one of Britain's architects. The book deals with Roman architecture, Gothic cathedrals, vernacular buildings, the industrial revolution and modern architecture. By delving into our architectural heritage, Gough will reveal that many buildings of the past, rather than being part of a quaint homogenous British landscape were dramatic statements of modern form, technology and occasionally eccentricity. Gough will argue that contemporary architecture has lost its way because it romanticises periods and styles of the past. He also believes that "The failure of modern architecture is the failure to be comfortable. It's not so much that we hate modern styles, more that we don't know how to relax in them". He also believes we have become nostalgic about materials like iron and brick, but of course when they were invented they were "shockingly" new.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Roman supremacy. Part 2: cathederal glory. Part 3: England's halls. Part 4: palladian perfection. Part 5: industrial revolution. Part 6: concrete proposals.

Additional information

GOR002953437
9780752272092
0752272098
Shock of the Old by Philip Wilkinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2000-06-23
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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