The architectural evolution of seven major oriental civilizations, in parallel but not in antithesis to our own. Often unknown treasures of art, complex social phenomena and an extraordinary wealth of thought.
[Oriental Architecture] A volume on the architecture of central Asia and the Far East, clearly reflecting the renewed interest in the figurative world of the great ‘Far Eastern’ civilizations. The work synthetically covers the architectural evolution of seven major regions, characterized by complex historical progress and equally complicated social phenomena, and by an extraordinary wealth of thought. Italian scholars of different backgrounds – linguistics, history, art history – introduce, for a wide audience, the architectural treasures of civilizations that developed in parallel to ours, though they represent not its antithesis, but its completion and reciprocal parameter of measure.