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Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency
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Architecture: From Prehistory to Climate Emergency (Hardback)

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Reducing energy use is the single biggest challenge facing architecture today. From the humblest prehistoric hut to the imposing monuments of Rome or Egypt to super-connected modern airports, buildings in every era and place have been shaped by the energy available for their construction and running. This highly original and compelling survey tells the story of our buildings from our hunter-gatherer origins to the age of fossil-fuel dependence, and shows how architecture has been influenced by designers, builders and societies adapting to changing energy contexts.



Architecture is a fascinating celebration of human ingenuity and creativity, and a timely reminder of the scale of the task ahead in our search for truly sustainable architecture.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureHistory of architecture & Preservation of BuildingsHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesHistory of scienceTechnicalEnergy technology & engineeringTechnicalEngineering & General TechnologyHistory of engineering & technology Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780241396735  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Barnabas Calder is a historian of architecture and Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, specializing in the relationship between architecture and energy throughout human history. He also works on British architecture since 1945, and is the author of Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism.

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