A History of Western Architecture by David Watkin and Owen Hopkins (Laurence King Publishing, 2022, 7th ed) traces the complete story from the early days in Mesopotamia and Egypt until today’s modern world.
In this highly acclaimed, classic reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the late twentieth century. For this seventh edition, revising author Owen Hopkins provides a new introduction contextualizing Watkin’s approach. The final chapter on the twenty-first century has been completely rewritten by Hopkins, who brings the story right up to date with the inclusion of such topics as re-use, digital cities and virtual architecture.
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.