Buildings Across Time An Introduction to World Architecture by Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse

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By Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse

This seriously illustrated survey textual content offers scholars of either artwork heritage and structure with a global advent to the heritage of structure that's accomplished and but obtainable. The 3rd version maintains to supply finished assurance in an available demeanour with increased pedagogy, extra social and ancient context, and prolonged insurance of African and Andean structure, in addition to sleek designs by means of ladies and non-Western architects.

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A flight of stairs set in the center of one side con­ nected the temple to the ground. ) Ziggurats were essentially stepped platforms designed to elevate the temples to the gods so that the latter might descend from the heavens and ensure the prosperity of the community. Symbolically, the ziggurat may have represented the mountains whence the Sumerians came. To make their gods feel at home in the lowlands of the river valley, the Sumerians and their successors in Mesopotamia may have aspired to re-create their highland dwelling place.

20), the city founded in 518 BCE by Darius as a ceremo­ nial capital to supplement Susa, the administrative capital, and Pasargadae as centers of court life. Lacking strong artistic traditions of their own, the Persians bor­ rowed freely from the cultures they conquered. At Perse­ polis, there are echoes of Egyptian temple gates and As reconstructed by Nebuchadnezzar II, Babylon was surrounded by a rectangular wall and moat, with two fortress complexes on the northern side. The lshtar Gate was the principal entrance from the north, and the ziggurat set near the Euphrates river was the biblical Tower of Babel.

1 . 1 3 - 1 . 1 4 ) . One can still distinguish the three long stairways that converged on a tower gate at the level of the first platform. Shorter flights led to the second and third terraces, to which only the priests were allowed to ascend. 14 Reconstruction of the ziggurat at Ur, Mesopotamia (Iraq), ca. 2100 BCE. This drawing shows the original details that are now lost. Priestly processions up the successive flights of stairs to the temple on the uppermost platform could be observed by the populace from below.

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