Evolution of the House Paperback – January 1, 1975 by Stephen Gardiner  (Author)

Evolution of the House Paperback – January 1, 1975 by Stephen Gardiner (Author)

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Emphasizing the importance of a renewed awareness of architecture's heritage, Stephen Gardiner reveals the fusion of cultural influences that have contributed to contemporary styles in a lively, panoramic tour of the Middle East, Far East, Asia Minor, India, Europe, and America. Spanning the millennia that separate cave dwellings from skyscrapers, he shows how styles have evolved through political upheavals, migrations, military occupations, travel, trade, exploration, new materials, religions, and the spread of new ideas and philosophies. "Evolution of the House," a celebration of human progress and improvement, calls for a revival of the harmony with nature and concern for the individual that have always identified architecture as a profoundly human art form.