Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
"A major monument in the writing of worldwide history" - Book of the Week, Times Higher Education
2020 Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention
Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture is the acknowledged classic reference work for architectural history. It has been essential reading for generations of architects and students since the first edition was published in 1896 - and this tradition continues today as this 21st edition provides the most up-to-date, authoritative and detailed account of the global history of architecture available in any form, covering over 5,500 years of architectural history. It's now published for the first time in full colour and entirely rewritten throughout by over 80 leading international architectural historians.
Thousands of major buildings from around the world are described and explained, accompanied by over 2,200 photographs, plans, and drawings. Architectural styles and traditions are placed within a clear framework, and the chronological and geographical arrangement of the work's 102 chapters allows for easy comparative analysis of cultural contexts, resources, and technologies.
Produced in partnership with the RIBA and the University of London, this edition of Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture is available both as printed edition, and for the first time as part of a fully-searchable and interactive digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyarchitecturelibrary.com).