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A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised   By: (1855-1926)

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COLLEGE HISTORIES OF ART

Edited By JOHN C. VAN DYKE, L.H.D.

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE A. D. F. Hamlin

COLLEGE HISTORIES OF ART

Edited By

JOHN C. VAN DYKE, L.H.D.

Professor of the History of Art in Rutgers College

HISTORY OF PAINTING

By JOHN C. VAN DYKE, the Editor of the Series. With Frontispiece and 110 Illustrations, Bibliographies, and Index. Crown 8vo, $1.50.

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

By ALFRED D. F. HAMLIN, A.M. Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Columbia College, New York. With Frontispiece and 229 Illustrations and Diagrams, Bibliographies, Glossary, Index of Architects, and a General Index. Crown 8vo, $2.00.

HISTORY OF SCULPTURE

By ALLAN MARQUAND, Ph.D., L.H.D. and ARTHUR L. FROTHINGHAM, Jr., Ph.D., Professors of Archæology and the History of Art in Princeton University. With Frontispiece and 112 Illustrations. Crown 8vo, $1.50.

[Illustration: THE PARTHENON, ATHENS, AS RESTORED BY CH. CHIPIEZ. (From model in Metropolitan Museum, New York.)]

A TEXT BOOK

of the

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

by

A. D. F. HAMLIN, A.M.

Professor of the History of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Columbia University

SEVENTH EDITION Revised

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. 91 and 93 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK London, Bombay, and Calcutta 1909

Copyright, 1895, by LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

All rights reserved.

First Edition, March, 1896 Printed and Revised, December, 1896. December, 1898 (Revised) October, 1900 (Revised) October, 1902 (Revised) September, 1904, June, 1906 (Revised). November, 1907 (Revised) January, 1909

Press of J. J. Little & Ives Co. 425 435 East 24th Street, New York

PREFACE.

The aim of this work has been to sketch the various periods and styles of architecture with the broadest possible strokes, and to mention, with such brief characterization as seemed permissible or necessary, the most important works of each period or style. Extreme condensation in presenting the leading facts of architectural history has been necessary, and much that would rightly claim place in a larger work has been omitted here. The danger was felt to be rather in the direction of too much detail than of too little. While the book is intended primarily to meet the special requirements of the college student, those of the general reader have not been lost sight of. The majority of the technical terms used are defined or explained in the context, and the small remainder in a glossary at the end of the work. Extended criticism and minute description were out of the question, and discussion of controverted points has been in consequence as far as possible avoided.

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