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World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History 2nd Edition by Richard Ingersoll, ISBN-13: 978-0190646455

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World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History 2nd Edition by Richard Ingersoll, ISBN-13: 978-0190646455

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (July 9, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • 1008 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0190646454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0190646455

Richard Ingersoll’s World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History, Second Edition, provides the most comprehensive and contemporary survey in the field. Each chapter within the text’s chronological organization focuses on three unique architectural cultures, giving instructors the flexibility to choose which traditions are the most relevant to their courses. The text also provides students with numerous pedagogical tools, including timelines, comparative maps, a glossary, and text boxes devoted to social factors and specific issues in technology and philosophy. The result is a compendious method for understanding and appreciating the history, cultural significance, beauty, and diversity of architecture from around the world.

Richard Ingersoll teaches courses in Renaissance and contemporary art, architecture, and urbanism at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.

Formerly Associate Professor at Rice University. Has been Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich, Università di Ferrara, and Universidad de Navarra. Editor of “Design Book Review” and Art Director for the film “Esther”. Recent books include (with Spiro Kostof) “World Architecture: A Cross-cultural History”; Sprawltown”; and “Global Architecture 1900-2000”, vol. I.

His articles appear regularly in Arquitectura Viva, Il Giornale di Architettura, Harvard Design Magazine, Architecture, Bauwelt. Teaches courses in architectural history and sustainable urbanism at Syracuse University Florence and Milan Politecnico, Italy.

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