Carol Colclough Strickland

The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture

In 178 pages, including more than 250 images, The Annotated Arch crafts a readable, entertaining, and informative approach to the history of architecture. For anyone who loves architecture, or who wants to learn about it in an enjoyable way, this book (a Book-of-the-Month-Club selection) is the ideal introduction.

As the author writes in the Introduction, Architecture is much more than the sum of singular parts. It's an art of interdependence, where separate elements interact with the time, place, materials, technology, economy, and individual genius. Goethe called architecture 'frozen music.' Sounding all the notes from high to low on the scale of human invention, architecture preserves the best-loved tunes of civilization.

Selected Works

non-fiction, art history
Interactive features allow reader full immersion or overview of subject, from background, precursors, technique, & people behind the art - with more than 100 full-color images, multiple hotspots for layers of extra information and blowups to see technique, designed especially for the iPad, available from iBooks
Fiction
Historical Novel, Feminist History, Enhanced eBook & soon to be published as a print book by Echo Point Books & Media
Nonfiction
Succinct, accessible survey of art history, "a browser’s delight, as well as an authoritative reference." The 3rd edition includes a new, updated chapter on contemporary art, to be published January 2018.
Architecture A-Z: styles, stars, movers, and movements that define the history of architecture. Facebook page at https://www.facebook/AnnotatedArch/?fref=ts 1st printing sold out, soon to be republished by Echo Point Books and Media
As introduction or refresher course, provides a brisk overview of literary achievement through the ages.
Non-fiction
From cave paintings to contemporary art in a nutshell
Monograph on contemporary German painter, Aris Kalaizis, Hermer Verlag, 2009
Essay titled "Detour as a Route to Unity and Order"
"A Dangerous Beauty" essay on Waldman's oeuvre