By Michael Fazio, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse

This seriously illustrated survey textual content presents scholars of either artwork historical past and structure with a world advent to the historical past of structure that's entire and but obtainable. The 3rd variation maintains to supply complete insurance in an obtainable demeanour with elevated pedagogy, extra social and old context, and prolonged insurance of African and Andean structure, in addition to glossy designs via ladies and non-Western architects.

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Isolated columns from the Apadana of Darius are visible, with doorways from Darius's palace in the background. remained. They helped build the capital at Pataliputra (now Patna) for Chandragupta, where the many­ columned halls and animal capitals recall the palace at Persepolis. Persian architecture is one of the major influ­ ences for the early stone architecture of India. ANCIENT EGYPT The geography of Egypt is dominated by one great river, the Nile, which originates in the highlands of Uganda and passes through the Sudan and Ethiopia as it traverses more than 2000 miles before flowing out into the Mediter­ ranean Sea to the north.

Contemporary structures excavated in the nearby precinct of Eanna (dedicated to Inanna) include two groups of temples flanking a court­ yard ornamented by a mosaic of thousands of small terra­ cotta cones. The base of each cone was dipped in black, white, or red glaze, and then its apex was inserted into the clay of the wall to form a polychromatic zigzag pattern with circular elements. 12 View and plan of the White Temple Uruk, Mesopotamia (Iraq), ca. 3500-3000 BCE. , Many temples in Mesopotamia were erected on raised platforms.

34). Relief carv­ ings and wall paintings within the sanctuary spaces and in the great hall depict Hatshepsut's divine birth as the child of Amun and the activities of her peaceful reign, including trading expeditions to Punt (perhaps the Somali coast) bearing gold, ivory, baboons, and botanical specimens.

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