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The award-winning First Edition of A Global History of Architecture was a publishing event that forever changed the way architectural history is viewed and studied. This Second Edition surpasses the first with a lavish new design, illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs in full color, and even more maps and diagrams detailing global interconnections. The signature drawings of Francis D.K. Ching are more informative than ever, updated with scale, annotation, and function added where needed. This revision is sure to remain the most relevant book on the topic.
Francis D.K. Ching is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Washington. He is the author of numerous architecture and design books, including Architectural Graphics; Architecture: Form, Space, and Order; A Visual Dictionary of Architecture; Interior Design Illustrated; and Building Construction Illustrated, all from Wiley.
Mark Jarzombek is Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT, as well as author of several books.
Vikramaditya Prakash is Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and the author of several academic publications.
Table of Contents
3500 BCE. Beginnings of China's Civilization. Niuheliang Ritual Center. Mesopotamia. Khirokitia. Grain and Metal. Catal Hüyük. Early Indus Settlements. Eridu and Uruk. Pre- and Early-Dynastic Egypt. European Developments.
2500 BCE. The Indus Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization. Mohenjo-Daro. Early Empires of Mesopotamia. Ziggurat at Ur. Margiana. Domestic Architecture. Egypt: The Old Kingdom. Pyramids at Giza. Valley Temple of Khafre. Architecture and Food. Stonehenge. Megalithic Temples of Malta. First Civilizations of the Americas. Caral. El Paraiso.
1500 BCE. Shang Dynasty China. The Minoans and Knossos. Egypt: The New Kingdom. Karnak. Abu Simbel. Egyptian Columns. Egyptian Design Methods. Hittite Empire. Hattusas. Mycenaean Civilization. Treasury of Atreus. Ugarit and Mari. Poverty Point. Civilization of the High Andes. Salinas de Chao.
800 BCE. Olmecs. San Lorenzo. La Venta. Chavín de Huántar. Zhou Dynasty China. The Ritual Complex. The Aryan Invasion and Varanasi. The Iron Age. The Etruscans. Etruscan Religion. Etruscan Temples. Greece: The Geometric Period. Emergence of the Greek Temple Form. Temple of Poseidon. Saba/Sa'abia. Temple of Solomon. Kingdom of Kush. Neo-Assyrian Empire. Babylon.
400 BCE. Achaemenid Dynasty. Pasargadae. Greece and the Mediterranean. The Greek Temple. Greek Architecture and Language. Telesterion at Eleusis. Delphi. Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Ionic Order. The Parthenon. Erectheum. Athenian Propylaea. The Hellenistic Age. Delos. Priene. Pergamon. Sanctuary of Athena at Lindos. Ptolemies. Temple of Horus. Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Mauryan Dynasty. Asokan Pillars. Barabar Hills Caves. Late Olmec Centers. The Early Mayas. China: The Warring States Period. Xianyang Palace. Tomb of Zeng Hou Yi. The Founding of Rome. Pompeii. Temple of Fortuna at Praeneste. The Roman Urban Villa. Republican Tombs. Tholoi Tombs. Bribacte. Augustan Rome. Forum of Augustus. Vitruvius. Corinthian Capitals. Post-Augustan Rome. Northern Palace at Masada. Palace of Domitian. The Colosseum. Imperial Rome. Rock-Cut Tombs. Petra. Development of Mahayana Buddhism. Sanchi Complex. Abhayagiri Vihara. Junnar Caves. Caitya Hall at Kondivte. Taxila: The Gandharan Cosmopolis. Qin Dynasty China. Tomb of the First Emperor. Great Wall of China. Shaft Tombs of Teuchitlán. Nakbe. El Mirador.
200 CE. Roman Empire. The Roman Theater. The Pantheon. Hadrian's Villa. Roman Vertical Surface. Roman Baths. Diocletian's Palace. Baalbek. The Parthian Empire. Aksum. Amaravati Stupa. Caitya Hall at Karli. Kushan. Takht-i-Bahi. Anuradhapura. Han Dynasty China. Han Tombs. Mingtang-Biyong Ritual Complex. Moche and Nazca Civilizations. North Amazon Societies. Nazca Lines. Teotihuacán. Temple of the Feathered Serpent. Ohio's Hopewell Mounds.
400 CE. The Sassanian Empire. Zoroastrian Fire Temples. Ajanta Caves. Establishment of Chinese and Central Asian Buddhism. Yungang Caves. Mogao Caves. Mahabodhi Temple. Sigiriya. Hindu Renaissance. The Pyu, Mon, and Funan. Oc Eo. Mithraism. Emergence of Christianity. Martyria. St. Peter's in Rome. First Baptisteries. Post-Constantinian Age. Alahan Monastery. Tomb of King Theodoric. Zapotecs of Oaxaca. Monte Albán. Kofun Period: Japan.
600 CE. Tikal. Tiwanaku. Age of Justinian. St. Vitale, Ravenna. Hagia Sophia. Byzantine Capitals. Armenian Architecture. St. Hripsime. Vishnu Deogarh and Elephanta. Durga Temple and the Five Rathas. Shore Temple at Mamallapuram. Southeast Asia. My Son. Sui and T'ang Dynasties. Daming Palace. Songyue Temple Ta (Pagoda). Nara Period: Japan. Buddhism's Arrival in Korea and Japan. Horyu-ji.
800 CE. Chang'an. Nanchan and Foguang Monasteries. Korean Buddhism. Rise of Islam. Dome of the Rock. Umayyad Mosque. Baghdad. Great Mosque of Samarra. Great Mosque of Córdoba. Rajasimhesvara and Virupaksha Temples. Kailasnath at Ellora. Mahaviharas at Nalanda and Somapura. Indonesia at a Crossroads. Borobudur. Candi Prambanam. Samye, Tibet. Hindu Kingdoms of Cambodia. Bakong. Ghana. Byzantine Empire. Theotokos Tou Libos. Europe and the Carolingians. Plan of St. Gall. The Palatine Chapel. Mayan City-States. Copán. Quirigua. Guayabo.
1000 CE. Mayan Uxmal. Cahokia. Serpent Mound. Pueblo Bonito. Rise of the Rajput Kingdoms. Sun Temple at Modhera. Chandellas. Khandariya Mahadeva Temple. Tantrism. Vastu-Shastras. Orissa and Lingaraja Temple. Jains. Jain Temples at Mt. Abu. Cholamandalam. Rajarajeshwara Temple (Dakshinameru). Polonnaruwa. Song Dynasty China. Sage Mother Hall. Iron Pagoda. Mu-Ta. Dulesi Monastery. Pure Land Buddhism. Byzantine Revival. Kievan Russia. Armenia. Sanahin Complex. Ottonian Germany. Speyer Cathedral. The Normans. Durham Cathedral. Canterbury Cathedral. Cefalù Cathedral. Pilgrimage Churches. Dover Castle. Tuscany. Cathedral of Pisa. Baptistery of Parma. Seljuk Turks. Sultan Han. First Madrasas. Great Mosque of Isfahan. The Fatimids. Muqarnas. Mosque at Qayrawan. Almoravid Dynasty. Medieval Scandinavia.
1200 CE. Vrah Vishnulok (Angkor Wat). Angkor Tom and Preah Khan. Kingdom of Pagan. Sanju-sangen-do. Itsukushima Shrine. Southern Song Dynasty. Yingzhao Fashi. The Mongolian Empire. Yuan Dynasty China. Delhi. Tughlaqabad. Quwwat-ul-Islam. Tomb of Ghias-ud-Din Tughlaq. Qutb Minar. Sun Temple at Konarak. Hoysalas. Vadakkunnathan Temple. Africa. The Mamluk Sultanate. Rock-Cut Churches of Lalibela. The Great Zimbabwe. Mosques of Mali. Europe: The High Middle Ages. Fontenay Abbey. Cathedral Design. Amiens Cathedral. Notre-Dame of Reims. Mendicant Orders. Castel del Monte. Exeter Cathedral. Italian Town Halls. Siena. Republic of Novgorod. Nasrid Sultanate. Toltec Empire. Chichén Itzá.
1400 CE. End of the Steppe Invasions. Ming Dynasty China. The Forbidden City. Mount Wudang. Temple of Heaven. Joseon Dynasty, Korea. Muromachi Japan. Kinkakuji. Ginkakuji. Ottoman Empire. Beyazit Medical Complex. Topkapi Palace. Timurid Dynasty. Deccan Sultanates. Friday Mosque of Gulbarga. Pandua. Jami Masjid of Ahmedabad. Chittor Fort. Ayutthaya. The Republic of Venice. Mamluk Sultanate. Mausoleum Complex of Sultan Qaitbay. Cathedral of Florence. Florentine Loggias. Italian Renaissance. San Lorenzo. Rucellai Palace. Pienza. Sant'Andrea at Mantua. Villa Medici. Miracle Churches. Santa Maria della Consolazione. St. Peter's Basilica. Vatican Belvedere. The French Châteaux. The Americas. The Hopis. New England Societies. Tenochtitlán. The Incas. Machu Picchu.
1600 CE. Tokugawa Shogunate. Nikko Toshogu. Nijo-jo. Katsura Rikyu (Katsura Imperial Villa). Ryoanji. Ming Tombs. Potala Palace. Voyages of Zheng He. The Mughals. Humanyun's Tomb. Fatehpur Sikri. Buland Darwaza. Diwan-i-Khas. Rauza-I-Munavvara (Taj Mahal). Vijayanagara. Bijapur. Palace of Thanjavur. Isfahan. Suleymaniye Complex. The Dogon of Mali. Italian High Renaissance. Campidoglio. Il Redentore (Church of the Savior). Palladian Villas. Villa Rotonda. Spanish Conquest of America. Atrios. Santo Domingo. Il Gesù. El Escorial. Uffizi Gallery. Villa Farnese. St. Peter's Basilica. Baroque Italy. Sant'Andrea al Quirinale. St. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. St. Peter's Square. San Filippo Neri. Place Royale. Kremlin's New Churches. Church of the Ascension. Amsterdam. Amsterdam Town Hall. Elizabethan England. Hardwick Hall. Banqueting House.
1700 CE. Colonialism. Colonial Forts. Haciendas. Brazilian Haciendas. Italian Masserie. Coffeehouses. French Culture of Empire. Hôtels. Place Vendôme. East Facade of the Louvre. Château de Versailles. Hôtel des Invalides. Basilica of the Invalides. L'Observatoire de Paris. England: House of Stuart. St. Paul’s Cathedral. Blenheim Palace. St. Mary Woolnoth. Spread of the Baroque. Facade of Santiago de Compostela. St. Petersburg. Bavarian Baroque. Neresheim. Sans Souci. Georgian Architecture. Chiswick House. King's Chapel, Boston. Stowe Gardens. Nurosmaniye Mosque. Qing Dynasty China. Yuanmingyuan. Qingyi Garden. Edo, Kyoto's Odoi, and Shimabara. Joseon Dynasty, Korea. Mallas of Nepal. Nayaks of Madurai. Constantia.
1800 CE. Japan: Edo Period. Kanamaru-za. Emperor Qianlong. Chengde. European Architecture: An Introduction. Neoclassicism. Robert Adam. Syon House. Piranesi and Romanticism. Strawberry Hill. Marc-Antoine Laugier. St. Geneviève. Le Petit Trianon. Salt Works of Chaux. The French Revolution. Bibliothèque Nationale. Napoleonic Cemeteries. Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand. Bank of England. Neoclassicism in the United States. Washington, DC. Royal Pavilion. Romantic Nationalism. Altes Museum. Jaipur and the End of the Mughal Empire. Darbar Sahib. Dakhma. Colonial Calcutta: The Esplanade. Writers' Building. St. John's Church. Government House. Metcalfe Hall. Khorezm. Wat Pra Kaew. The Industrial Revolution. Lowell, Massachusetts. Albert Dock. Panoptic Prisons. Workhouses. The Shakers. August Welby Pugin. Greek Revival. Tennessee State Capitol. Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. Architectural Preservation. Bibliothèque St. Geneviève. Synagogues. John Ruskin.
1900 CE. Victorian England. The Reform Club. The Athenaeum. Public Sector Architecture. London Law Courts. Railroad Stations. National Museums. World Fairs. The Passage. Victorian Domestic Architecture. Central Park. École des Beaux-Arts. Paris and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Colonial Bombay. The Chettinad Mansions. Henry Hobson Richardson. Al-Rifa‘i Mosque. Arts and Crafts Movement. William Morris and William R. Lethaby. Indo-Saracenic Style. Shingle Style. Arts and Crafts in California. The Bungalow. Campus Architecture in the United States. Art Nouveau. Maison Tassel. City Beautiful Movement. Rise of Professionalism. European Ports. Garden City Movement. Changing Global Economy. Skyscrapers. Wrigley Building. Casa Batlló. Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesin East. Walter Burley Griffin. Colonial Africa. International Beaux-Arts. Kyoto National Museum. Myongdong Cathedral. Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Company Building. 25b, rue Franklin. Adolf Loos. The Factory Aesthetic. Deutsche Werkbund. Concrete. Garnisonskirche. Expressionism. Czech Cubists. New Delhi. Gunnar Asplund. Hollyhock House. Dutch Kampung. De Stijl Movement. Friedrichstrasse Office Building. Russian Constructivism. Tatlin's Tower. Soviet Pavilion. The Bauhaus. Le Corbusier. Villa Savoye. Lovell House.
1950 CE. Modernism. Weissenhof Siedlung. Congrès Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Pavilion Suisse. Barcelona Pavilion. Buckminster Fuller. Palace of the Soviets. Mombasa. Rockefeller Center. Czechoslovakia. Ankara. Israeli Modernism. Japanese Pavilion. Villa Mairea. Usonian Houses. Fallingwater. Brazilian Modernism. Italian Fascist Architecture. Casa del Fascio. German Fascist Architecture. Säynätsalo Town Hall. Illinois Institute of Technology Library Building. Farnsworth House. Eames House. Yale University Art Gallery. Brasília. Chandigarh. Secretariat and High Court. Assembly Building. Ahmedabad. Chapel at Ronchamp. Guggenheim Museum. Touba. Ekistics. Architecture of Prestige. Sydney Opera House. Eero Saarinen. Caribbean Modernism. Seagram Building. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Uruguayan Modernism. National Schools of Art, Havana. Salk Institute. Sher-e-Banglanagar. Metabolism. Brutalism. Archigram. Alternative Architecture. Post-Corbusier India. University of Ibadan. Postmodernism. Postmodern Museums. The Preservation Movement. The Postmodern, Non-Western World. Magney House.