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A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals

Author: Spiro Kostof; Gregory Castillo (Editor); Richard Tobias (Illustrator)
ISBN #: 0195083784
Price: $24.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: near fine
Edition: Revised
Pub Date: 1995
Except for two crinkled page corners it is about As New in all respects. First prinitng, full number line. Spiro Konstantine Kostof (1936-1991, Berkeley) was a leading architectural historian, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His books continue to be widely read and some are routinely used in collegiate courses on architectural history. Kostof's approach to architectural history emphasized urbanism as well as architecture and showed how architectural works are embedded in their physical and social contexts. Commonly accepted today, Kostof's approach was a break with previous directions in architectural history which tended to emphasize the sequence of styles and to study architectural works in relative isolation from their settings. Kostof's textbook, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals (1985) embodied these ideas and soon became one of the standard texts in the field.