Principles of Architectural History: The Four Phases of Architectural Style, 1420–1900 (The MIT Press, 1914, 1968/1973) by Paul Frankl soon became the major guide to the history of Western architecture when first published under the original title Entwicklungsphasen der neueren Baukunst in 1914. This edition is the new translation by James F. O’Gorman; foreword by James S. Ackerman.
Two generations of architectural historians have been decisively influenced by Frankl’s concepts, accentuating the feeling for the sequence and combination of spaces, and for the intrinsic tension between volume and void(…) Frankl’s identification of the architectural image with the mental image is, of course, influenced by the main tenets of the then developing Gestalt psychology.
– Paul Zucker, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism in Paul Frankl, Principles of Architectural History: The Four Phases of Architectural Style, 1420–1900 (The MIT Press, 1973), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show only minuscule signs of shelf wear.