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A Visual History

Author: Jonathan Glancey  

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An accessible guide to the most important and spectacular buildings on the planet, and the people behind them

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An accessible guide to the most important and spectacular buildings on the planet, and the people behind them

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Description

Explore the world's most incredible buildings, from the magnificent architecture of the ancient world to green buildings of the present day. Discover the beautiful details, principal elements, and decorative features of every architectural style, from the Great Pyramid of Giza, Machu Picchu, and the Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House, the Gherkin, and Burj Khalifa. Architecture offers a truly worldwide look at historical and contemporary buildings, with breathtaking photography and intriguing cross-sections to enhance your view. See how and why certain features were common in specific time periods and how these amazing buildings have stood the test of time. Unique specially-commissioned CGI artworks throughout the book showcase more than 10 specific buildings, including The Pantheon and the United States Capitol, giving you an unspoiled view of their features. Clear annotations of each artwork, along with exquisite photography of specific details, make sure that you don't miss a thing. Comprehensive, accessible, and beautifully illustrated, this stunning guide makes the perfect purchase for anyone who is fascinated by our world's most wondrous buildings.

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About the Author

Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic, author and broadcaster. He was Architecture and Design Editor of the Independent (1989-97) and Architecture and Design Critic of the Guardian (1997-2012). He currently writes for BBC World and the Daily Telegraph , and other publications. His books include The Story of Architecture and Lost Buildings . He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA.

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Product Details

Publisher
Dorling Kindersley Ltd | DK
Published
4th February 2021
Pages
416
ISBN
9780241514900
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