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Africa since 1914

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Global Architectural History

How is global architectural history defined?

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Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture, 21st edition

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The 21st edition of this landmark reference work is the first full re-write since Banister Fletcher was alive, with updates by over 100 experts with a global focus, reflecting the latest scholarship in global architectural history.

The new edition covers pre-history to the present day in two volumes, seven parts, and 102 chapters that clearly divide 5,500 years of architecture history with descriptions of major buildings accompanied by over 2,200 photographs, drawings and building plans, including new and original material.

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eBooks


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The platform features scholarly eBooks on architecture, architectural history and theory, architectural design, urbanism, landscape and interiors, including The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design.

The collection features leading scholars and books that appeal to all levels, from introductory texts for students, to guides for practising architects and designers.

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Building Pages


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The Building Pages bring together all the most essential information about the world's most important buildings all in one place.

Individual pages reveal, in one quick glance, a building's location, dates, architects/designers, building type and key materials, as well as images and short descriptive text, plus useful links through to the rest of the resource.

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World Map


World map

Browse the world's architecture through the interactive world map. The map links through to the rest of the resource, and highlights the number of building pages and articles available per region. This feature supports smooth and straightforward location-specific research.

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Timeline


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Bloomsbury Architecture Library features an interactive timeline, putting the world's key buildings and architectural history in perspective. It provides context for movements, themes and periods throughout 5,500 years of history.

Users can click on the images to discover more, with links through to the Building Pages and in-depth reading via reference articles and books chapters.

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Glossary


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From abacus to ziyada, the Sir Banister Fletcher Glossary contains over 900 key architectural terms, clearly explained and defined. Taken from Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture, the glossary covers a complete range of technical, design and historical terms, including non-English language vocabulary, and serves both as a core reference resource and an invaluable primer to enhancing the reader's understanding of global architectural history.

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